Auto-load safe-path and auto-load scripts-directory on Windows

Eli Zaretskii
Sat Aug 29 11:33:00 GMT 2015

> Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:24:36 +0200
> From: Jan Kratochvil <>
> Cc:
> On Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:55:34 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I've noticed that the default values of these 2 path lists use ':' as
> > directory separator, even on MS-Windows.  Isn't that a bug?
> Yes, that seems a bug to me.  I have no idea if configure is used for Mingw

It is, of course.  There's no other practical way of building GDB with

> and I guess ':' works for Cygwin.  So I still do not see how to fix that.

Using a variable set from the host, instead of a literal colon, seems
like a starting point, no?

> Besides that for example 'set debug-file-directory' originally allowed only
> one directory but for some years it allows a PATH-style list of directories.
> Should it be therefore the old option name deprecated + renamed?

Preferably the options should be called "directories" or "path", not

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