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Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:25:03 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 01:55:46 +0900
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
>  >  Why should Emacs build on windows need those tools? Why can't it use
>  > the windows equivalents?
> Because they're not equivalent.  They are by and large much less
> powerful, with idiosyncratic syntax that often does not mix well with
> scripts and idiosyncratic semantics such as rather low limits on
> number of command line arguments, causing mysterious build failures.

That was so in the past, but Windows versions since W2K on don't have
these limitations, and the equivalent commands are as powerful as the
Posix ones.  However, we still support the older versions of Windows.

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