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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 14:21:32 -0500

> > From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden>
> > Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:13:59 -0500
> > 
> > > 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.
> I don't disagree, but I do think that without sorting out
> DOZe-specific code like I suggested, the Cygwin port might have some
> subtle bugs and misfeatures.  So it can only be viewed as work in
> progress, not something we could in good faith offer to users at
> large.

Yes, of course: we should only merge it in if we can be sure that there
will be someone maintaining and improving that version of the code.


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