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RE: change in behavior of make from 3.80 to 3.81

On 17 August 2006 17:12, mwoehlke wrote:

> Igor Peshansky wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, mwoehlke wrote:
>>> Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>>>>>> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>>>>>> Alternatively, you can try to implement a $(cygpath ...) function in
>>>>>>> make and submit *that* to the upstream maintainers.
>>>>>> FWIW, I don't think such a function is a good idea, and if it is
>>>>>> proposed on the Make mailing list, I will probably object to it.
>>>>>> The reason is that adding such a function goes against portability of
>>>>>> Makefiles across different ports of Make,
>>>>> ...which you would already have with cl commands and DOS paths...
>>>> Actually, sorry, I've misread the above.  Doesn't GNU make already have a
>>>> plethora of functions not present in other makes?  What's wrong with one
>>>> more?  If "cygpath" is too system-specific a name, let's pick one that
>>>> isn't ("pathconv"?).
>>> Hey! Get off my computer! :-)
>>> ("pathconv" is exactly the name I gave to my tool that hides the
>>> differences between Cygwin's path conversion and Interix's path
>>> conversion.)
>> Eh, get a better firewall. :-)
> I'll talk to my IT department. ;p

  Relax, we already did it.

  In your name.  From your computer.

  Then we went into theirs and sent you a reply, but it's awfully rude.  You
don't want to read it.  So we deleted the mail spool.

  However, we have installed a firewall on your PC for you.  Just one thing,
though, I think we put it in the wrong way round.  I think we just protected
the rest of the internet from you.  So you may not see this reply.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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