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Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 08:12:45 +0200 (IST)

On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:

> I don't recall seeing a message that answered the
> original question: is cygwin close enough to an existing system-type
> value that it would be simpler to use an existing value for it?

I hypothesized that cygwin is much closer to a Unix/GNU system than it is 
to windows-nt, and Joe Buehler confirmed that.  But some Windows aspects, 
such as case-insensitivity of the underlying file system, do need 
exceptions in Emacs code, and Joe took care of that by sending patches 
for Lisp packages.  (I hope to review those patches soon.)

> I have not read all the messages in this thread, since most of them
> seem to be about technicalities of Cygwin and Windows that I don't
> know anyway; perhaps some of them addressed that issue and I didn't
> notice they did.  Was that the case?  If so, I will find them and read
> them.

I think the above is the bottom line of the discussions of this aspect of 
the Cygwin port.  Joe, could you please confirm that?

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