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Re: [bug #41246] Allow to switch shell batch mode at runtime instead of

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [bug #41246] Allow to switch shell batch mode at runtime instead of build time
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:44:18 +0200

> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 16:33:47 +0900
> From: Mike Hommey <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2014 at 06:54:36PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Why are you using backslashes in file names when your shell is a Unixy
> > shell?  That makes little sense to me, and I don't see why Make on
> > Windows should support such use.  Unixy shells are supposed to get
> > Unixy file names with forward slashes, including in redirection.
> I didn't write that makefile, and that makefile is just a pile of awful
> things, not to say worse, and it does rely on the paths using
> backslashes for many different reasons. I tried switching to forward
> slashes, but many pieces broke as a result. The fact that I can get that
> makefile to work with batch shell mode is kind of a deliverance: i don't
> have to touch that pile of garbage.

I see, thanks for explaining this.

However, now I wonder why would it make sense to have this solved in
upstream Make.  Your use case sounds rather singular, so it could be
solved by modifying your own copy of Make, right?

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