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Re: mingw make problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mingw make problem
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:42:46 +0300

> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:56:56 -0400
> From: "William A. Hoffman" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> >Please note that it is considered a shell character on _all_ systems
> >when a Unixy shell is invoked.  I believe the reason is that a Posix
> >shell removes the quotes from the command line, and has other special
> >processing inside a quoted argument.  So Make invokes the shell, to
> >avoid knowing too much about this processing.
> OK, but there seems to be some extra work that needs to be done in
> CreateProcess to get the arguments correct.

Only when the shell is the Cygwin shell, and I don't really understand
the details of the problem you reported.  Your Makefile works fine
with a native sh.exe.

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