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Re: path separator

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: path separator
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:47:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Paul Eggert wrote on Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 12:34:47AM CET:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> >     * doc/autoconf.texi (File System Conventions): Mention that
> >     $PATH_SEPARATOR is for the build system only.
> >     Report by Keith Marshall.
> Thanks, please install.

Done, thanks.

> > Maybe we can agree on some suitable header snippet and put that in the
> > Autoconf documentation?
> This is an instance of a more general problem: the choice of shell on
> the build host as opposed to the target host.  It's kind of a messy
> area now.  I suspect it's better to work on the more-general problem
> than worry only about the path separator.

Agreed.  Keith's (very nice!) explanation about the relationship of the
different w32 shell environments (why don't you, after hashing out the
details, put up a page in the MinGW wiki like that?) makes me want to
call the MinGW/MSYS combo as a semi-cross-compile environment, where
things at run time are slightly different from things at build time.
Yeah, I know, it's not a good analogy and a bit far fetched, but still.


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