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Re: AC_CYGWIN etc. (Was: AC_OBJEXT again)

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: AC_CYGWIN etc. (Was: AC_OBJEXT again)
Date: 15 Dec 2000 04:46:25 -0200
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On Dec 14, 2000, "Lars J. Aas" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 03:26:51PM -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> : Maybe we should just rule the user shouldn't have a program named `a'
> : and be done with it?

> I want to have a program called `a'.

Well, then you must not place it in the directory in which you run
`configure' on MS-Windows systems, otherwise the program would be
removed and you'd have to rebuild it later on.

> I just want to issue the command `a coke', and then a gorgeous
> delivery girl should enter with one.  Can I have that?  Is that OK?
> ;-)


Not really.  Since the problem would only show up when `a.exe' is in
the current directory, you'd have had to type `./a coke', which isn't
as funny :-)  Unless MS-Windows searches `.' by default regardless of
PATH.  I seem to recall it does.  But does it matter in this case?

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