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Re: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)

--- Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> Andre Oliveira da Costa wrote:
> > [...]
> > I don't think tweaking all these applications to look for "foo.exe" if they
> > can't find "foo" would be the right thing. But I would really like to be
> > able to install the applications I compile without having to tweak all the
> > makefiles. Maybe the solution would be not to add the .exe suffix...
> I agree. It would be nice if gcc would not add .exe automatically.
> Maybe it's not a 'modern' solution but it's the way, cc produces
> executables since french revolution:
> 	No output name given: 	a.out is created,
> 	-o foo:			foo is created.
> That's it and it's ok.
> Corinna

BTW, ld already has a switch named --force-exe-suffix.  Wonder why it's not
supported on Win32?

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