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Re: [PATCH1/2] Use spawn() on Cygwin

From: Roland Schwingel
Subject: Re: [PATCH1/2] Use spawn() on Cygwin
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:42:41 +0200


address@hidden wrote on 30.07.2013 18:37:35:

> On Tue, 2013-07-30 at 18:39 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > In general, I feel it's wrong to do this: Cygwin is a Posix platform,
> > so it should be using the Posix code, to be as compatible with other
> > Posix platforms as possible.  EMX is not a Posix platform, so using
> > its code will likely make the Cygwin Make deviate from Posix behavior
> > at times.
> If we decide to take this change I think we should reduce it to a single
> #define, such as HAVE_W32_SPAWN or similar, as we did with the
> HAVE_DOS_PATHS, set it in one place based on __EMX__ etc., then use that
> single macro where we want to check for spawn() in the code.

This sounds IMHO reasonable.


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