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Re: [4/11] Native MSVC support (file-magic-glob)

From: Peter Rosin
Subject: Re: [4/11] Native MSVC support (file-magic-glob)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 12:11:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 06:48:38AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Peter Rosin on 7/17/2007 2:49 AM:
> > I think the test will also fail on cygwin with managed mount, this
> > should probably be detected and the test should be skipped if run
> > on a managed mount just as it is skipped on non-(cygwin|mingw).
> I still think searching for libs case-insensitively on cygwin is wrong -
> the philosophy of cygwin is to be a Linux emulation, where case matters;
> and even though you can't have dual case files without a managed mount, it
> just seems like perpetuating problems if cygwin allows a library with the
> wrong spelling.  For mingw, on the other hand, the goal is indeed to be as
> accomodating to Windows as possible, so having libtool ignore case in
> library searches on mingw seems like it might be acceptable (although I
> have not reviewed your patch for its technical merits).

I do not really care one way or the other for this patch and cygwin, but
I will say this. The only thing that will happen (if I got it right) is
that libtool will refuse to build a shared lib due to missing deps (and
-no-undefined). With this nocaseglob patch, libtool will build a shared
lib. The .la file will continue to list -lfoo as a dep even without the
patch so whoever uses the lib will still link with the Foo shared lib
in the end.

All this of course assumes non-managed mounts.

It is easy enough to exclude cygwin from it, but should I?


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