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Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:13:59 -0500

> Also, what about many "#ifdef WINDOWSNT" and "#ifdef DOS_NT" that we
> have in the sources--are none of them appropriate for the Cygwin
> build?  For example, what about setting system_eol_type (on coding.c)
> to CODING_CR_LF?  Or about the part of editfns.c that gets the user
> id from the enviroment variable USERNAME?  Or support for drive
> letters in file names in fileio.c?  Isn't it better not to lose these
> and other Windows-specific features?
> I think Someone(tm) should also go through all the *.el files, look
> for code that's specific to system-type windows-nt, and see which ones
> should also work for system-type cygwin.

I agree, but I think this is orthogonal: we can first install his patch
and then try and slowly merge the applicable parts of the NT and the
DOS code into the cygwin path.


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