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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: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:42:46 +0200

> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:54:33 +0900
> From: Mike Hommey <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> The point is, batch shell mode only flag is advertized in config.h as
> being the workaround for the broken sh -c. I'd like that workaround to
> be available at runtime instead of build time.

I don't have a problem with that, never did.

> And now that i look at it, it *is* another sh -c bug. sigh.

MSYS Bash _is_ weird, it tries to solve a hard problem, and sometimes
fails.  That's why using it with a native Make is not such a great

> I'd be all for detecting if the shell used is win32 native or not

Make already does that, but only by the executable's file name.  I
don't see any good reasons to try detecting MSYS Bash as opposed to
native Windows ports of shells, as there aren't good native ports.

> at least, a user-runtime-togglable workaround for that would be better.
> So we're back to square one. How about that first patch of mine?

I have no problems with your original patch.  I think I said that
right there and then.  If Paul agrees, I will commit it.

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