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- To: earnie_boyd at hotmail dot com (Earnie Boyd)
- Subject: Re: MAKE_MODE??
- From: Geoffrey Noer <noer at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 01:56:39 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
Earnie Boyd wrote:
> If MAKE_MODE is not set then do the path seperators in the path lists
> need to be in WIN32 format?
MAKE_MODE selects between native Win32 make mode (the default) and
a Unix mode where it behaves like a Unix make. The Unix mode does
allow specifying Win32-style paths but only containing forward slashes
as the path separator. The path list separator character is a colon
in Unix mode.
Win32 mode expects path separators to be either / or \. Thus no
Unix-style \s as escape are allowed. Win32 mode also uses
cmd.exe/command.com as the subshell which means "copy" and "del"
(and other shell builtins) will work. The path list separator
character is semi-colon in Win32 mode. People who want an nmake-like
make might want to use this mode but no one should expect Unix
Makefiles to compile in this mode. That is why the default b19
install sets MAKE_MODE to UNIX.
Hope that clears this up a bit...
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