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Re: bug#42095: 28.0.50; Build fails on Windows/MinGW64

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: bug#42095: 28.0.50; Build fails on Windows/MinGW64
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:26:34 +0200
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> As I understand it the basic issue here is that we want O_CLOEXEC support even
> on platforms that lack it, and we don't want all the calling software to play
> games with "#ifdef O_CLOEXEC" and the like.

Yes. The O_CLOEXEC for the platforms that lack it is mostly in lib/fcntl.c.

But I agree: If the code does not call open(), we don't need O_CLOEXEC
support :-)

> I attempted to work around this particular problem by installing the attached
> workaround into Gnulib and updating Emacs accordingly.

Thanks. I usually don't spend so much time on trimming down the dependencies
in such detail.


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