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

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Do not use DOS paths on Cygwin
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:37:40 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 04:38:22PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Pavel Fedin <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:22:31 +0400
>> > > 2. PATH_SEPARATOR on Cygwin is ':' and on pure DOS/Windows is ';'.
>> > 
>> > This is true, but how is this relevant to the issue at hand?
>> > 'abspath' does not deal with PATH-style directory lists, it accepts a
>> > single file name as its argument.  What am I missing here?
>>  To the issue - no, this really doesn't relate. But this is still involved
>> in the change, because path list is one more thing which depends on native
>> path style of underlying environment.
>Are you saying that if a Cygwin Make uses DOS style file names with
>drive letters, it also expects the PATH-style directory lists to use a
>semi-colon as a separator?  I don't think I'd expect that.  I think
>PATH-style lists should always use Unix-style file named in the Cygwin
>Make.  DOS-style file names should only be supported in targets and

I think it used to, confusingly, allow both uses.  I don't know what it
does now.

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