Tcl pathname isssues [Re: Results for 2.97 20010115 (experimental) testsuite on i686-pc -cygwin]

Mumit Khan khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU
Tue Jan 23 18:27:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> The unix version of Tcl build with Cygwin and configured with `gcc -mno-win32'.
> As a side effect, Tcl understands Cygwin paths.

Thanks Earnie for reminding me of this! I'll have to try it out and see
what happens.

The current Cygwin Tcl port's trouble with Cygwin paths/mounts is quite
fixable IMO, and it may be a matter of doing the path/name translation 
in a different place than is done right now. I remember trying to fix 
this a *long* time ago, but ran into a Cygwin bug in resolving relative 
symlink; I belive cgf fixed when he bacame an active contributor (like 
I said, it was a long time ago), but I never moved it off the back

My memory is rather shoddy on what exactly the potential fix was and
wheter it actually fixed the problem or not, but we'll cross that
bridge later.


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