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Re: MinGW vs. c-api.test

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: MinGW vs. c-api.test
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:15:19 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> skribis:

From: address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
Cc: address@hidden
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:48:48 +0200

>> >> +(define %null-device
>> >> +  ;; On Windows (MinGW), /dev/null does not exist and we must instead
>> >> +  ;; use NUL.  Note that file system procedures automatically translate
>> >> +  ;; /dev/null, so this variable is only useful for shell snippets.
>> >> +  (if (file-exists? "/dev/null")
>> >> +      "/dev/null"
>> >> +      "NUL"))
>> >
>> > Not sure this is a good idea: I can create a file /dev/null on
>> > Windows, but that doesn't mean it is my null device.
>> Yes, but using %host-type isn’t perfect either, no?  What would you
>> prefer?
> How about testing if the absolute name of the current directory starts
> with a drive letter?

Like (string-match "^[a-zA-Z]:[/\\]" (getcwd)) ?


But my Git Bash shell on Windows (at work) gives me paths like /<drive letter>/...
For example:

  address@hidden /c/work/icp (master)
  $ pwd

I think that shell is provided by MinGW/MSYS - so does that mean that the regexp check
above might not be correct in all contexts on Windows?


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