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Re: Building Emacs from a new MinGW environment

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: Building Emacs from a new MinGW environment
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:04:06 +0200

> In a nutshell, srcdir is now guaranteed to be in /d/foo/bar format,
> and should be edited into d:/foo/bar when it is placed in
> src/epaths.h.  The job is to remove anything from top-level
> Makefile.in that is required for file names in format other than
> /d/foo/bar, and still allow using %emacs_dir% in
> '--enable-locallisppath=PATH' option to configure.  So I think
> msys_to_w32 should stay intact, but msys_lisppath_to_w32 could be
> simplified.

A more ambitious goal, IMO, would be to understand what is the problem
with doing every conversion of MSYS paths to native w32 format with
"pwd -W", so that the pattern-matching technique could be entirely
replaced with that simpler and more elegant one.

Dani Moncayo

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