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Re: Build error: "nmake info" in "emacs/man"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Build error: "nmake info" in "emacs/man"
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:22:04 +0300

> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:36:10 +0100
> Dhruva Krishnamurthy <address@hidden> writes:
> > The combination of commands fails in CMD.exe. A simple way to test is
> > as follows:
> > D:\tmp\build\emacs\emacs\lisp
> > address@hidden cd . ; dir
> > The system cannot find the path specified.
> >
> > If you need "cd .", we have to do it on seperate lines.
> Right, and that fails in GNU make, which is why the Windows build does
> not support building Emacs out of the tree.

Okay, if out-of-source builds are not supported on Windows, then I
withdraw my objections.

(One way to support the out of source tree build is to invoke CMD
explicitly and use the CMD's method of chaining multiple commands on
the same command line.  A project for a volunteer, I guess.)

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