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Re: AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR and Windows

From: Dan Kegel
Subject: Re: AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR and Windows
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 22:29:05 -0700
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Paul Eggert wrote:
address@hidden Invalid names (@sc{lfn})
+Some @acronym{DOS} file names are reserved, and cause problems if you
+try to use files with those names.  These names include @file{CON},
address@hidden, @file{COM1}, @file{COM2}, @file{COM3}, @file{COM4},
address@hidden, @file{LPT2}, @file{LPT3}, @file{NUL}, and @file{PRN}.
+Remember that file names are case insensitive, so even names like
address@hidden/config.guess} are disallowed.

Heh.  Would it be worth mentioning that directories named
'new', 'map', 'set', etc. are hazardous, and can cause C++ compile failures,
since they mask standard C++ header names?
- Dan

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