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RE: Where did the Cygwin and Mingw checks go?

From: Bernard Dautrevaux
Subject: RE: Where did the Cygwin and Mingw checks go?
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 15:10:40 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morten Eriksen [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 11:38 PM
> To: Paul Berrevoets
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Where did the Cygwin and Mingw checks go?
> Paul Berrevoets <address@hidden> writes:
> > [...] for AC_EXEEXT please take into consideration that on UWIN
> > (which uses a cc wrapper for MSVC), the compiler also generates a
> > .pdb file, which if you don't filter it out along with .obj, would
> > be used as the extension for executables.
> I've had a patch in the pipeline for AC_EXEEXT for quite some time
> now, which would not fall into the trap you decribe. See below.
> There was a lot of discussion and many rewrites, but I don't think I
> ever got a definitive "no" on the (so far) final version below. I even
> think I got at least one "yes" from one of the maintainers, so I
> really don't know why it wasn't applied.

AFAIRC, there was a concern about the (non)portability of "test -ef" that
you used in this patch. I don't remember however if a solution was approved
later on (probably not or the patch should have gone through).



Bernard Dautrevaux
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