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

Andre Oliveira da Costa costa@cade.com.br
Thu Jan 13 11:37:00 GMT 2000

Mmmh... ok, I agree this would solve the problem for packages which use
autoconf/automake. But those who don't are still in the dark. The worst of
it all is that the .exe suffix is added by ld -- it is as if cygwin creates
problems for itself...

(before flaming starts: I know there's a very good reason for the insertion
of the .exe suffix: it has to be added so that the files can be seen as
executables by Windoze -- another great feature (?) by M$oft... =T As I
said, I just think it would be nice to have this .exe suffix handled
transparently, since it is automagically created)


André Oliveira da Costa

-----Original Message-----
From: cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
[ mailto:cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of Christopher Jones
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 5:03 PM
To: Andre Oliveira da Costa; cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
Subject: RE: [mingw32] Re: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable na
me (a.exe now)

I think this should be handled automatically if using autoconf and automake,
especially when using automake since the install targets for executables are
created by it from bin_PROGS or similar.  The cygwin stuff in autoconf
provides a variable which can be checked in Makefiles to do something
specific for a cygwin environment and another variable to do something
cygwin specific in configure.

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