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Re: [PATCH] cygwin/mingw: binary wrapper fails when invoked via $PATH

From: Charles Wilson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] cygwin/mingw: binary wrapper fails when invoked via $PATH
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 02:23:59 -0400
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:


These changes to seem pretty complex.  For Windows isn't it
easier and more reliable to use the GetModuleFileName() function?
This allows using a single line of code:


to obtain the full path to the binary wrapper.

Yes, that will work but...

Are mingw/cygwin going to be the only platforms that ever use a binary wrapper? I know OUR reasons for using it are specific to the cygwin platform, but who knows whether other platforms may have some other reason to use a binary wrapper? (sure, nobody else does NOW, but...)

In any case, I was trying to stick with portable code (".exe" issue notwithstanding), instead of restricting the binary wrappers to windows only, even though currently they ARE only used on windows.

And besides, $PATH walking is not really that complex. Every shell does it -- and every kernel (execlp).

But that's just my opinion -- I'll go with whatever works.


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