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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Do not use DOS paths on Cygwin

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Do not use DOS paths on Cygwin
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:43:10 +0300

> From: Pavel Fedin <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:44:58 +0400
>  Currently make's configure suggests that it should use DOS-style paths on
> Cygwin. This is not true, and this assumption makes path-related mechanisms
> to work incorrectly. Currently Cygwin package supplies manual hint in
> config.cache in order to work around this.

Sorry, I don't understand the problem you are trying to solve.  Could
you please explain it in more detail?

This feature was added in response to an explicit request of some
Cygwin users.  I don't want to remove it without a very good reason.
After all, if you don't need DOS-style file names, you can simply
refrain from using them in your Makefiles, and then you will not see
any effect of this support.

>  I think we should also ask MinGW team about __MSYS__ definition. MSys is
> close to Cygwin, so perhaps this should also be removed.

MSYS supports DOS-style file names, so removing that would seem wrong.
However, I don't speak for MSYS developers, so I'll defer to their


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