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Re: VPATH of the form C:/foo

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: VPATH of the form C:/foo
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 12:51:11 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 06:41:47PM +0100, Benoit Sigoure wrote:
>On Dec 2, 2007, at 6:13 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 11:52:41AM +0100, Benoit Sigoure wrote:
>>>On Dec 2, 2007, at 3:37 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>This does raise the question of why you'd be using a cygwin version of
>>>>make if you need to use colon paths.
>>>Good question.  The VPATH variable is set by a script that calls
>>>`make'.  This variable is also used to invoke native Windows tools, so
>>>it's more convenient to use the C:/Foo/Bar notation, which has the
>>>advantage of working with both native applications and Cygwin ones
>>>(while being nice with the shell by avoiding backslashes).
>>Why not convert the VPATH to UNIX format with cygpath ?
>That's the workaround we use ATM, but I still consider this as a bug
>that the Windows port of make doesn't deal nicely with Windows paths
>for this particular feature.  I would prefer to avoid this sort of hack
>in my scripts:

Ok.  You've used the "bug" word so that's it for me.  Nothing more to
talk about.  Have fun.


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