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Re: AC_OBJEXT again

From: Lars J. Aas
Subject: Re: AC_OBJEXT again
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 15:04:09 +0100
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On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 02:53:25PM +0100, Akim Demaille wrote:
: | This test will report `' on Cygwin caused by some Cygwin magic.  Even though
: | the file is named `conftest.exe', doing `ls conftest' will return 
: | and doing `test -f conftest' will return true.  Doing a plain `ls' will not
: | return that virtual file, though.  You therefore need to "test for" (read: 
: | the .exe extension first.
: Lars, what's the point?  I'm lost.  If conftest is OK, why do you want
: conftest.exe?

I doubt it is OK.  You probably don't want to tell non-cygwin utilities to 
to `program' instead of `program.exe'.  If you end up with a `program' file and 
the intended `program.exe' (given that the utility understands your request at 
you are then f***ed when you move the binaries to another system without Cygwin.

  Lars J

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