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Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 06:17:43 +0200

> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:05:41 +0000
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
> There are a couple of paragraphs of commentary in nt/gmake.defs about 
> why past maintainers chose to require cp and rm to build Emacs rather 
> than use the Windows native del and copy commands.

Some of those reasons are also a thing of the past.  For example,
latest versions of GNU Make do support setting SHELL to cmd.exe.  But
backslashes in file names is still sometimes an issue, even though
quoting file names solves that in some cases.

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