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Re: Why are Windows paths broken in make 3.81?

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 01:01:55PM -0500, mwoehlke wrote:
> >Joachim Achtzehnter wrote:
> >>Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>>On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 06:03:43PM -0700, Joachim Achtzehnter wrote:
> >>My second post was specifically in response to the claim by mwoehlke
> >>suggesting that the changes were "not an inconvenience". In this post
> >>all the issues I mentioned were intended as illustrations of such
> >>inconveniences, so there was even less implied expectation of somebody
> >>acting on these. Note, that I wrote that I had already addressed the
> >>issues caused by deliberate incompatibilities, all I intended to do was
> >>point out that it *had been* inconvenient.
> >
> >For the record, I was just trying to point out that the general
> >consensus around here seems to be 'don't use DOS paths in Cygwin', and
> >was using that to explain what I feel to be one major reason for the
> >change. I accept and acknowledge that this change may be inconvenient
> >for some people, but it is also my opinion that if you are affected by
> >it, you are doing something that was never condoned or officially
> >supported in the first place. (And, after all, WJM. ;-))
> >
> >I am glad you got things working and (I assume, since you say things are
> >working) looking POSIX-like.
> >
> >Personally, every time I see mention of someone using DOS paths in
> >Cygwin, or a Cygwin program, I wonder to myself why this works at all :-).
> Could I get a gold star here?


> Thanks for explaining things, mwoehlke.

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