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Re: Binutils failures on cygwin: what about .exe?

From: Rob Savoye
Subject: Re: Binutils failures on cygwin: what about .exe?
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 10:24:57 -0700
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On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 11:36:08AM +0000, Nick Clifton wrote:

> > Could we either have the binutils testsuite always producing .exe
> > endings for executables (yeah, shouldn't be needed, but makes the
> > testsuite more portable perhaps) or could we fix the testsuite so that
> > any system producing .exe endings by default for their executables
> > also checks for such things, not endingless...
> Another possibility would be to add code to 'proc remote_download'
> that tests for the existence of 'file'.  If it does not but 'file.exe'
> does exist then it could automatically add the .exe extension.  That
> way the problem would cured for all testsuites that create executables
> and download them to a Cygwin host, not just this particular test

  I guess this would a reasonable tweak, to load a file with or without
the .exe. But seriously, I do think all cygwin executables should have a
.exe extension. I added support for the .exe suffix this many years ago,
and I'm suprised to hear some executables don't have the .exe added. I
can make this change to remote_download, but I'd also think that the
binutils testsuite needs to be fixed as well, unless there is a valid reason
to not add the .exe extension.

        - rob -

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