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Re: mingw make problem

From: William A. Hoffman
Subject: Re: mingw make problem
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:50:03 -0400

At 03:02 PM 8/18/2006, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>I tried this program, and it verified that there's no problem on my
>system, where sh.exe is a native Windows shell.  Here's what I get
>with this Makefile rule:
>        d:/full/path/to/rundump.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>d:/full/path/to/rundump.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>command line = {d:\full\path\to\rundump.exe a.c b.c}
>argv[0] = {d:\full\path\to\rundump.exe}
>argv[1] = {a.c}
>argv[2] = {b.c}
>So the MinGW binary of Make does not remove the outer layer of quotes,
>and the subsidiary program sees 2 separate arguments.

// from cygwin:
$ ./make.exe -f mk runit
c:/hoffman/My\ Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe "a.c" "b.c"
command line = {"c:\hoffman\My Builds\CMakeDev\Tests\COnly\b\run.exe" "a.c b.c"}

argv[0] = {c:\hoffman\My Builds\CMakeDev\Tests\COnly\b\run.exe}
argv[1] = {a.c b.c}

// from msys:
c:/hoffman/My\ Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe "a.c" "b.c"
CreateProcess(C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe,C:/msys/1.0/bin/sh.exe -c "c:/hoffman/My\ 
Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe \"a.c\" \"b.c\"",...)
/usr/bin/sh: -c: line 3: syntax error: unexpected end of file

// from windows shell
C:\Hoffman\My Builds\CMakeDev\Tests\COnly\b>.\make -f mk runit
"c:/hoffman/My Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe" "a.c" "b.c"
command line = {"c:/hoffman/My Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe" "a.c" "b.c
argv[0] = {c:/hoffman/My Builds/CMakeDev/Tests/COnly/b/run.exe}
argv[1] = {a.c}
argv[2] = {b.c}


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