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Re: change in behavior of make from 3.80 to 3.81

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 03:40:12PM -0500, mwoehlke wrote:
>Just to jump over to the other side here for a second...  I assume you
>don't intend to ever make it /impossible/ to run DOS tools on Cygwin?
>That IMO *would* be unacceptable and unrealistic.  But, of course,
>that's what interface tools - like cygpath - are for.  IOW, the ability
>to offer a "pure POSIX" environment is good, as long as it does not
>preclude any communication whatsoever (no matter how clunky) with

No, we will always have some way of running and communicating with MS-DOS

One thing I just added to cygwin recently is a warning which shows up
the first time you use a MS-DOS path, though.  I am expecting that to be
very popular!

>I think I've made my position on the 'make' decision known; I have 
>absolutely no problems with it, and I support it. Just as long as I can 
>still pipe between DOS and Cygwin applications(*), share file systems, 
>and have something like 'cygpath', Cygwin can (and should) be as 
>POSIX-like as it wants. :-)

Pipes between MS-DOS programs and Cygwin programs is actually one of
the things that is a little tricky but it is not slated to go away.


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