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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch On Cygwin(Win32)

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch On Cygwin(Win32)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:46:40 +1100

On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 04:42, Naushit Sakarvadia wrote:
>  > Having said that, if an arch redesign does not occur, then wouldn't it 
> > be far safer to implement the hackerlab vu_ calls to use the "W" Win32 
> > directory calls directly, rather than change Cygwin?  I just hacked 
> > successfully safe_mkdir to call CreateDirectoryW as a proof of concept, 
> > and this would seem *much* easier than the Cygwin patch...  Any 
> > drawbacks to this approach?
> Exactly , what I was also thinking......
> I dont see any drawback....I guess its more appropriate , that way we dont 
> have to worry about cygwin .dll version.
> I vote for direct chages to Arch then going thru cygwin  patches.

Changing arch may be an approach. Be sure to write home when you've
reimplemented the entire cygwin file IO layer.

Oh, and don't forget to make any and all path length checks in tla
ignore PATH_MAX for cygwin.

It's gonna be ugly, man.


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