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RE: bugs found on bison/m4 on windows

From: Kees Dekker
Subject: RE: bugs found on bison/m4 on windows
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 09:03:38 +0200


As far as I could see, the port downloaded from sourceforge.net is not done
with cygwin (I just did it myself). Please forget that I worked with cygwin.
I will submit a bug report to the sourceforge guys. Thanks for your


-----Original Message-----
From: Stepan Kasal [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 19:08
To: Kees Dekker
Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: Re: bugs found on bison/m4 on windows


On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 02:14:57PM +0200, Kees Dekker wrote:
> Unfortunatelly, my build of M4(sources) (with CygWin) do not have the
> problems for cases b. and d. (see above). Only the binary version of
> downloaded from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/m4.htm has
> when BISON_PKGDATADIR contains spaces (and no surrounding quotes), but I
> cannot find a email address for who will pick up bug reports...

When you go to http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/, there are "Bugs" and
"Contact" sections in the left narrow column.

But I wouldn't combine two Windows ports together. Why not just stick
with Cygwin?

> However, when building whith cygwin, fopen seems not to understand

There must be a way to open file in textmode under cygwin, I guess that 
the O_TEXT flag should work.  Try to search the docs on cygwin.com, for more

Good luck,
        Stepan Kasal

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