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Re: PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN
On 8/5/2016 11:29 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug 5 11:20, Michel LaBarre wrote:
>> Hello cygsimple,
>> Thanks for the advice regarding line length.
>> I will try to remember to rein in my margins when emailing to cygwin.
>> Thanks for your recognition of PATHEXT's potential value;
>> reassuring to know I am not alone in my delusions.
>> Regarding providing code, I am somewhat stale (though I spent my first 20 work years
>> immersed in system code, assembly/C/Algol/Pascal/C++, building firmware for bit-sliced processors, etc.)
>> The patch to which I referred is one I found while researching the topic;
>> https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-09/msg00127.html is one reference to it.
>> It is old and likely out of date.
> That. Plus, the refusal from cgf is still valid today. If you see the
> code required to handle .exe and .lnk extensions you don't *want*
> PATHEXT support anymore.
I've seen that code and I still think it would be worthwhile to support
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