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Re: GNATS needs some work (autoconf/59)

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: GNATS needs some work (autoconf/59)
Date: 30 Jan 2001 21:24:24 +0100
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>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

Tim> A big problem is deciding which pathsep is best in each case.
Tim> For the build pathsep, I'd originally thought to use a test for a
Tim> DOS/Win-ish environment (test -n "$COMSPEC$ComSpec"), but this
Tim> breaks for recent cygwin, as it seems to always use ':' as
Tim> pathsep (using its "/cygdrive/x/" system to replace "x:/"-style
Tim> DOS drivespecs).  So by my current thinking, I'd use uname as a
Tim> basis for setting an ac_pathsep variable, 


Tim> as this is fairly low-cost and could therefore be done
Tim> unconditionally at autoconf startup. It would be necessary to be
Tim> able to distinguish between (recent) cygwin and other win32
Tim> environments (mingw32, for example) though.

Have you given a try to my suggestion of

cat <<EOF >
exit 0

chmod +x

if (PATH=.;`pwd`;; then
  # We like `;', let's use it.
else if (PATH=.:`pwd`;; then
  # We like `:', let's use it.
  # Get lost.

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