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Re: Tools under Windows

From: Howard Chu
Subject: Re: Tools under Windows
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 01:47:10 -0800
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Keith MARSHALL wrote:
BRM wrote:
I´ve been playing around with it a bit today, mostly
MSYS, and have thus far only had one issue with it -
cl won´t compile the program because of bad parameters
being passed to it (since MSYS uses // instead of /).
(Not sure if that´s an issue for you guys, mingw-msys,
or the cccl guy; advice appreciated.)

Does MSVC not allow you to use `-' rather than `/' as the
switch leader?

Yes, MSVC accepts '-'. Generally Makefiles that were written for Windows use slashes, but it's best to convert everything to dashes. I went through this exercise for the Mozilla codebase several months ago...

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.
  Director, Highland Sun
  OpenLDAP Core Team  

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