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Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:21:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.3 (darwin)

on Wed Oct 12 2011, Eli Zaretskii <eliz-AT-gnu.org> wrote:

>> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:18:19 +0200
>> From: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> [c] This starts a make process.  Unfortunately, sometimes the process
>> stops because it spawns a child "cmd.exe" session (I don't know why).
> It's a problem with the MSYS Make and MSYS Bash.  They convert
> command-line arguments of the form /x/foo/bar to x:/foo/bar.  This
> fails miserably when the original command-line argument is not a file
> name, e.g., when the Makefile invokes "cmd /c SOMETHING".  See
> nt/INSTALL, which doesn't recommend MSYS for this very reason.

Most options in Windows work if you use "-" instead of "/".  If you use
"-" in your Makefile you can avoid triggering this issue.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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