What is wrong with the name excel?

Csaba Ráduly rcsaba@gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 17:33:26 GMT 2020

Hi Gerlach,

On 17/04/2020 13:10, Gerlach van Beinum via Cygwin wrote:
> I made a program to read a csv file from Excel. I called it excel.c
> and it made an executable excel.exe
> If irun that executable with:
> ./excel.exe
> nothing happens, i.i. no output.

Try running it under gdb. You should get a better description than "no output".

> If I rename it to a.exe it runs OK.
> What about this name excel??

It's used by a fairly popular application published by a legacy software vendor 
headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

> My Cygwin version is up-to-date.

I believe it when I see it (the output of cygcheck -s -r -v, attached to the email).

You can get very substantial performance improvements
by not doing the right thing. - Scott Meyers, An Effective C++11/14 Sampler
So if you're looking for a completely portable, 100% standards-conformat way
to get the wrong information: this is what you want. - Scott Meyers (C++TDaWYK)

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