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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:20:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 05:11:19PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
>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!

I'm not Eli but as someone who is intimately familiar with Cygwin, I
have to say that having a windows-only version of GNU make makes a lot
of sense to me.  Microsoft's version of NMAKE isn't very useful, IMO,
so if you just want a way to build programs and don't care about
having a full UNIX-like system, then a standalone make is the way
to go and GNU make is one of the best makes around.


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