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Re: [PATCH 1/5] [mingw]: Add implementation of canonicalize_file_name.

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] [mingw]: Add implementation of canonicalize_file_name.
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 16:54:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Hello Jan,

On Fri 20 May 2011 15:56, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:

> Andy Wingo writes:
>> I read the thread and it looked like this patch was close to being
>> accepted
> Yes, it looks like that.

Heh ;)

> My first simplistic patch to just make guile canonicalize_file_name work
> on mingw took my an hour to write and test.
> I spent four full working days arguing with gnulib of the necessity of
> the patch, writing tests, writing, talking, rewriting a new patch.
> It's my estimate that it will only take two to four working days to get
> this in gnulib.  I'm not planning to do that without sponsoring, sorry.

Understood.  I have copied Bruno and the gnulib list for an update on
what the status of this bug is, and what if anything is needed to fix
canonicalize_path on mingw.

The context:


I would appreciate it if Gnulib folk would have another look at this



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