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RE: cygwin unix commands in windows
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 23:23:49 -0500
- Subject: RE: cygwin unix commands in windows
> From: Eric Blake
> You asked, so I'll answer. Yes, it is an accident that other
> tools understand c:/.
It's no accident that make used to, and now again will, be supporting
Windows paths. People put considerable time and effort into making it work
originally, and then again just recently in finally solving the problem and
pushing the fix upstream.
> Another example of a program that parses its arguments is
> make; you need only read last months archives for the debate
> about make 3.80 vs. make
> 3.81 for proof that using DOS paths in cygwin programs is
> ASKING for problems.
I think you're misreading the make issue. Using Windows paths in make was
apparently never "asking for problems" until the last release, at which time
a problem was introduced, a solution was found, pushed upstream, and the
problem is now solved (or will be when the next Cygwin build is released).
Gary R. Van Sickle
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