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Re: Gnulib on Windows (native / mingw32) / VMS / etc.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gnulib on Windows (native / mingw32) / VMS / etc.
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:42:31 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:18:28 -0700
> On 04/12/2018 05:13 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I didn't try comparing Gnulib's glob.c and fnmatch.c with what's now
> > in GNU Make -- are the differences really so significant as to
> > disallow any attempt of a simple incorporation of changes from Gnulib
> > in just those 2 files?
> Certainly that sort of cherry-picking could be done. However, I expect 
> it'd be less work for everybody in the long run for GNU Make to use 
> Gnulib's code instead of continuing to maintain its old version.

I agree, but switching to MSYS build of Make on Windows definitely
doesn't qualify as less work for everybody in my book.

> This might require changing Gnulib to make it easier to decouple its
> glob.c and fnmatch.c from the rest of Gnulib. We've done that for
> some of the Gnulib modules that Emacs uses, and I expect we could do
> that for glob.c and fnmatch.c too.

I didn't realize such an option was on the table.  If that's possible,
it is certainly a much better way forward.


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