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

Andre Oliveira da Costa costa@cade.com.br
Thu Jan 13 13:02:00 GMT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
> [ mailto:cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of Earnie Boyd
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 6:27 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 agree, Andre.  I suggested, years ago now, that the .exe suffix be an
> optional configuration whose default is off.  It isn't needed by
> the Bourne
> shells we use to execute the programs.  I would like to see this
> as optional
> with say a GCC_SUFFIX=.exe environment variable.  If GCC_SUFFIX
> exists it uses
> the value to append to the executable output file.

It seems like a good (and simple) solution to me. With that, UNIX software
compiled directly from source would compile/install flawlessly if GCC_SUFFIX
is undefined or defined as an empty var. And, the folks who need the .exe
suffix (as stated by Matthew on a message to this thread) could just add
"export GCC_SUFFIX=" to their .bashrc startup files.

André Oliveira da Costa

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