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Re: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na me (a.exe now)
- To: <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>, "Andre Oliveira da Costa" <costa at cade dot com dot br>, <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na me (a.exe now)
- From: "Matthew Brown" <mbrown at mediadb dot net>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 15:48:17 -0500
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I could see allowing an option to drop the extension; however, most of us who do cross-platform stuff have customers on Windows who do not use shells at all. For this reason along with that thing about backward-compatibility, I would only want to see it as an option and not the default behavior.
-- Matthew Brown
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <email@example.com>
To: "Andre Oliveira da Costa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na me (a.exe now)
> --- Andre Oliveira da Costa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Mmmh... ok, I agree this would solve the problem for packages which use
> > autoconf/automake. But those who don't are still in the dark. The worst of
> > it all is that the .exe suffix is added by ld -- it is as if cygwin creates
> > problems for itself...
> > (before flaming starts: I know there's a very good reason for the insertion
> > of the .exe suffix: it has to be added so that the files can be seen as
> > executables by Windoze -- another great feature (?) by M$oft... =T As I
> > said, I just think it would be nice to have this .exe suffix handled
> > transparently, since it is automagically created)
> I agree, Andre. I suggested, years ago now, that the .exe suffix be an
> optional configuration whose default is off. It isn't needed by the Bourne
> shells we use to execute the programs. I would like to see this as optional
> with say a GCC_SUFFIX=.exe environment variable. If GCC_SUFFIX exists it uses
> the value to append to the executable output file.
> Earnie Boyd <mailto:email@example.com>
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