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Re: Windows binary for make with HAVE_CASE_INSENSITIVE_FS flag

From: Cesar Strauss
Subject: Re: Windows binary for make with HAVE_CASE_INSENSITIVE_FS flag
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 20:32:15 -0300
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On 2/7/2010 09:53, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 11:42:47 +0000
From: Greg Chicares<address@hidden>
CC: James<address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii<address@hidden>

On 2010-07-01 20:40Z, James wrote:

Shouldn't HAVE_CASE_INSENSITIVE_FS be the default on a build for Windows?

Here's a test case which that would break:

More generally, GNU Make is used with many projects that came from the
Posix world, and therefore expect case-sensitive filesystems.
Therefore, Make internals assume such a system in too many places, and
you need to fix them all before you'll have a truly case-insensitive
build of Make that won't trip on problems such as the one above.

I think I have found a way for GNU Make to accept a mix of case-sensitive and case-insensitive rules on Windows. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to create a proper polished patch for contribution. I attach my current work below, in the hope that it will be useful. I also include a test-case for it.


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Attachment: mixed_case_rules.patch
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