Is this a bug or a behavior?

Centrych Administrator
Mon Feb 18 16:40:00 GMT 2013

On 02/15/2013 11:46 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> I believe these questions are the crux of your inquiry so I've stripped
> out the surrounding details.  Apologies if you feel I've removed 
> something
> you feel is a significant point.
> This goes to the heart of a difference between how Windows and Linux 
> treat
> executables and various ingrained assumptions both make about their
> respective expectations (essentially what Adam said ;-) ).  Cygwin 
> does try
> to bridge this gap but it has its limits as well.  This is actually not
> new issue and has been discussed many times in the past on this list.  If
> you're interested in the details or, even better, in improving what's
> currently implemented, I'd recommend reviewing previous discussions, the
> ideas they generated, and the issues and limitations mentioned. That
> should help you understand the current state and provide you with an
> informed basis if you want to take a swing at providing some patch.
> The only short answer I can give you is that the current state is a 
> compromise.  That doesn't mean there isn't a better one.  Just that 
> it's a complicated area for many reasons so getting to a better state 
> is also complicated.

Fair enough.  I'd like to take a crack at it once I clear some other 
things off of my plate first.  Will have to look through previous 
conversations before I know if it's something I can competently tackle.



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