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Re: 3.81 and windows paths

From: Bob Rossi
Subject: Re: 3.81 and windows paths
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:25:29 -0400
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On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 01:21:07PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
> Bob Rossi wrote:
> > Is it true that 3.81 does not work with windows paths?
> > If so, what is the solution now? I need to use the unix path
> > interally to make, and use the windows path only when compiling
> > with cl?
> Please refer to the lengthy discussion on the Cygwin list.
> To summarize, the Cygwin version of make prior to 3.81 contained local
> patches to support both posix and Windows paths.  The Cygwin maintainer
> got tired of continuously maintaining these local patches and so when
> packaging 3.81 the vanilla sources were used.  This means that only
> posix paths work.
> However, completely separate from Cygwin is the native (mingw) build of
> make which has always supported Windows paths and always will.  So it's
> completely wrong to say that make doesn't support Windows paths.  You
> should use this version if you need to support such paths.
> The only thing that has changed was on the part of the Cygwin make
> maintainer, and so this discussion belongs on the Cygwin list (where it
> has already been hashed out in length.)

Thank you, this is an excellent response.

Bob Rossi

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