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RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)
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- Subject: RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)
- From: "Todd Bandrowsky" <tbandrowsky at del dot net>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:08:23 -0500
- Cc: <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
I think that a .exe should be created on Windows and a.out created on Unix.
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> Behalf Of Brendan J Simon
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> Subject: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable name
> (a.exe now)
> Mumit Khan wrote:
> > Are people happy/ok with the fact that gcc on win32 produces a program
> > called a.exe by default? For example,
> > $ gcc foo.c
> > will create a.exe. This is of course not really expected on DOS/Windows
> > world, and causes all sorts of confusion. Also, this is simply lame even
> > on Unix, and this historical bit should've disappeared long ago, but
> > won't since it's a convention now.
> > I'd like to move to creating <name>.exe, where <name> is the first file
> > on the list you provided to gcc.
> > $ gcc foo1.c foo2.c foo3.c
> > will produce foo1.exe, not a.exe as it does now.
> > Is this something we should change??
> Yep. I agree entirely.
> An output of <name> or even <name>.exe would be justified on Unix boxes
> also in my opinion. I don't know why Unix people still insist on making
> things harder and more cryptic then they have to be. I think it's an ego
> powertrip thing or something.
> Brendan Simon.
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