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[bug #15947] tests/features/escape - 'path=p\:' test fails on Cygwin - c

From: Agent Zhang
Subject: [bug #15947] tests/features/escape - 'path=p\:' test fails on Cygwin - cannot stat illegal filename
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 07:46:41 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #15947 (project make):

On Cygwin 1.5.17-1, I can't reproduce your `escape' failure against GNU make

> make: stat: p:foo: No medium found

I was really amazed when I saw this. I don't think make should even *try* to
read the status info of `p:foo' according to the contents of

I wonder if it's a bug in your build of Cygwin. Well, I could be wrong. :=)

> Here is the relevant section of my revised
> tests/features/escape, complete file also attached

I'm worried when I see the test suit getting messier and messier. Can't we
devise a more elegant and more portable testing framework for our GNU make?



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