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Re: AC_OBJEXT again

From: Lars J. Aas
Subject: Re: AC_OBJEXT again
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 18:24:08 +0100
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On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 05:50:54PM +0100, Bernard Dautrevaux wrote:
: Perhaps in fact we can write the test as:
:       for ac_file in `ls conftest conftest.exe conftest.* 2>/dev/null`; do
:       case $ac_file in
:         *.$ac_ext | *.o | *.obj | *.xcoff | *.tds) ;;
:         conftest)
:            if rm conftest; then
:              ac_cv_exeext=
:              break
:            fi
:            ;;
:         *) ac_cv_exeext=`expr "$ac_file" : 'conftest\(.*\)'`
:            break;;
:       esac
:       done
: Sure it looks UGLY, and we should document why ls could return conftest and
: rm not be able to remove it, but it should work around cygwin magic :-)

Sure, but why bother when you can just make sure that the conftest.exe case
is tested before the conftest case?  There are no CygNix environment for
Unix that reports true for `test -f \bin\ls.exe' when the file is really named
just ls, is there?  ;-)

  Lars J

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