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[Bug binutils/637] man 1 c++filt footnote 1 is confused

From: nickc at redhat dot com
Subject: [Bug binutils/637] man 1 c++filt footnote 1 is confused
Date: 11 Jan 2005 11:47:00 -0000

------- Additional Comments From nickc at redhat dot com  2005-01-11 11:46 
Subject: Re:  man 1 c++filt footnote 1 is confused

Hi err, timeless,

> i hate to ask, but when you say MS-DOS, what do you actually mean?

I had meant "any toolchain that is built to run on an MS-DOS system".

> Does it include windows nt? 

As a *host* for a toolchain that produces binaries that should run under 
MS-DOS, then the answer would be "yes".

> Under NT, things can be case sensitive, so if i told someone
> CXXFILT and they were using a case sensitive system (either because they used
> cygwin shell, or because they really liked running in the posix shell) then
> things wouldn't work....

True, but the actual text of the (patched) footnote is:

    MS-DOS does not allow + characters in file names, so on
    MS-DOS this program is named CXXFILT.

So the footnote is specific to running the command under MS-DOS.  If the 
cxxfilt command has been built to run on an NT *host* (but to demangle 
binaries produced for an MS-DOS *target*) then the footnote does not 
apply and the command's name, as specified throughout the rest of the 
man page, will be "c++filt".




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