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RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na me (a.exe now)
- To: "Chris Faylor" <cgf at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na me (a.exe now)
- From: "Andre Oliveira da Costa" <costa at cade dot com dot br>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 17:58:48 -0200
- Cc: <rbh00 at netcom dot com>,<cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Chris Faylor
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 5:07 PM
> To: Andre Oliveira da Costa
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable
> na me (a.exe now)
> We were talking about having gcc understand an environment variable or
> command line switch causing it to avoid producing a .exe extension. It
> is not going to be the default. Nothing is going to change unless you
> set this.
Looks fine to me, I can live with that ;) Let the default be the current
behavior, and people who don't need/want .exe suffixes automatically
appended to executables (like me) can have some variable set on their
.bashrc files that would turn off this automatic feature.
> Then, of course, the mailing list will be flooded with lots of "newbies"
> who have found out about this nifty new environment variable and who
> 1) have an older version of gcc which doesn't understand it, 2)
> have makefiles
> which add the .exe file explicitly, or 3) are facing in the wrong
> and are unable to see the computer screen.
 they would be on the same situation we are today: they'd like not to
have the .exe appended, but would have to tweak makefiles for that
 these should work with no changes, since they are supposedly able to
handle executables with the .exe suffix
 these should be killed. Slowly ;)
André Oliveira da Costa
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