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Re: loaddefs.el on Windows incomplete

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: loaddefs.el on Windows incomplete
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 12:32:21 +0300

> From: Ralf Angeli <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:41:33 +0200
> > Good God!  Can you please explain why we need such a monstrosity with
> > MSYS, and why the original version fails (i.e., why is the file name
> > mangled)?
> I don't know exactly.  I suspect that the MSYS shell regards the colon
> as a path separator and tries to replace it by a semi-colon and a path
> prefix.  In order to find out I asked on the MSYS mailing list about
> it but haven't got an answer about this specific issue yet.  You can
> find the thread at
> <URL:http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.mingw.msys/2715>.


> > Btw, isn't MinGW 4.1.0 a development snapshot, not a released version?
> > If so, perhaps it's a bug in that version of MinGW (I have 3.7 on my
> > box).
> On MinGW's download page 4.1.0 is listed under "Current".

It's strange: MinGW-4.1.0.exe is under "Current", but MinGW Runtime is
still at version 3.7.  What is inside MinGW-X.Y.Z.exe---isn't it the
runtime plus the compiler and Binutils?

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