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Re: 3.81 and windows paths
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 15:40:18 -0700
- Subject: Re: 3.81 and windows paths
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William Sheehan wrote:
> I can imagine that the immediate response to this complaint will be "fix
> your Makefiles to work with Cygwin if it's such an important component." As
> others have mentioned, this is no simple task in very large Makefile systems
> that support a wide variety of compilation toolchains. Cygwin make has
> supported Win32 paths for a long time, so much that I would say that people
> have come to rely on it. I am not saying that the changes are impossible;
> just that it is a larger inconvenience than some may realize.
In that case, spend your time working with the Make developers to get a
patch accepted upstream that enables Windows path handling in Cygwin
builds, so that there is not a large and cumbersome out-of-tree patch
that has to be ported to each new make release. Remember this is a
volunteer effort, and SHTDI. Or you can stick with make 3.80.
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