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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:11:19 -0400

On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 13:36 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> IMO the objections to requiring MSYS/Cygwin on Windows made no sense
> in this discussion. "Make" is inherently a POSIX command line tool.
> Anybody using it on Windows needs a POSIX environment already anyway. 

That is definitely not true.  The Windows ports of make are quite useful
in native Windows environments, with no hint of POSIX (command line).
They can use the Windows shell instead of the UNIX shell, etc.

Certainly you're not going to be able to run any POSIX-based makefile on
a Windows system without a full suite of common tools, but that doesn't
mean it makes no sense in other situations.

Eli can speak more directly to this, though: I've never actually used
make in these situations.  Cheers!

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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