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Re: AC_PROG_CC_C_O doesn't work with VC++

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: AC_PROG_CC_C_O doesn't work with VC++
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 14:26:23 +0200
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[ ccing Eli, a DOS expert ]

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 12:47:10PM +0100, Keith MARSHALL wrote:
> Stepan Kasal wrote:
> > 3) There is an MSYS build of bash.  Though MinGW/MSYS is not ready
> > to run Autoconf, you can use it to unpack a tarball and run ./configure
> > there.
> I don't know where you get this idea from.  I have been using Autoconf
> 2.59 in the MSYS environment for at least nine months now, and prior
> to that, Autoconf 2.56 for at least the past two years.

I don't know either.  :-)
Thank you for your explanation.

> Microsoft added long file name support in Win95 -- the first of the 32-bit
> Windoze releases.  The requirement to support 8.3 file names disappeared
> with the demise of MS-DOS, around the same time.

OK.  So there is one more question:
Eli: is there any need for ./configure to be compatible with 8.3 filesystems?

Have a nice day, 
        Stepan Kasal

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