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Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:30:50 -0400
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On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 04:56:03PM -0400, Paul D. Smith wrote:
>Please don't dispair if I'm not as communicative as I usually am.  For
>those not aware, in the "real world" I've decided to leave my previous
>position (of 13+ years!) and take on a new challenge.  As a result,
>there is some turbulence in my life at the moment and one consequence
>of this is I've not gotten my email situation ironed out completely to
>my satisfaction...  this means I'm not reading email as consistently as
>I'd like.

Good luck in your new position.

>One thing: my original idea was to have a configure option that
>enabled the DOS path capabilities.  I note some here are advocating a
>configure test which simply sets the HAVE_DOS_PATHS option if Cygwin
>is detected, rather than leaving it up to the user.  Is it the case
>that people might want to build a Cygwin version of make _WITHOUT_ DOS
>path support?
>Something to think about anyway.

I'm all for flexibility.  I suspect that this will have to be the default
for cygwin, however, or we will hear wails of despair from any brave soul
who tries to build from source.


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