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Re: basename function in 4.3 cygwin

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: basename function in 4.3 cygwin
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 16:45:22 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 09:34:47 -0400
> On Fri, 2021-05-21 at 08:31 +0000, Ronald Hoogenboom wrote:
> > I have noticed a nasty difference in behavior between 4.3 and 3.81
> > versions of gnu-make in cygwin.
> > 
> > I’m not sure if this qualifies as a bug per-se, but it is a nasty
> > difference in behavior anyway. At least this should be documented in
> > the info file.
> We don't develop or support (or document) the cygwin port of GNU make
> on this list.  If you can reproduce this behavior on the native Windows
> port of GNU make (see the README.W32 for how to build it) then we will
> definitely want to fix it.
> If it is only reproducible in the cygwin port but not the native
> Windows port, please file an issue with the Cygwin development team.

FWIW, I'd actually expect it to be the other way around: to hear that
Make 3.81 considered a backslash to be a directory separator, whereas
Make 4.3 did not.  That's because some years ago the Cygwin developers
decided they want no longer support native MS-Windows file names, only
Posix- style file names.

But other than that, I agree with Paul: this should probably be taken
up with the Cygwin developers through their mailing list.

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