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Re: [PATCH] Use spawn() in GNU Make on Cygwin, updated

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use spawn() in GNU Make on Cygwin, updated
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:48:21 +0300

> From: Pavel Fedin <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:43:09 +0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> What if we implement posix_spawn() for Cygwin ? Would you like
> that ?

If Paul accepts that for platforms other than Cygwin, I certainly
won't mind.  But please wait for Paul and Christopher to provide their

> One more alternative idea. What if we clearly define spawn() specification
> for Cygwin ? It can be based on the rationale that spawn() is there to offer
> more performant version of fork() + exec(), and its behavior, ideally,
> should strictly follow original semantics of this pair.

This would require that Cygwin developers bind themselves to that set
of requirements, and it still leaves open the issue of what Make does
between fork and exec.

>  P. S. Eli, what about my other work (abspath fix) ? I don't see it in GIT
> log, and also i see no feedback, so... May be you just don't want to accept
> anything, and i'm just annoying you ?

I will get to that, eventually.

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