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Re: Why are Windows paths broken in make 3.81?

On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 01:01:55PM -0500, mwoehlke wrote:
>Joachim Achtzehnter wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 06:03:43PM -0700, Joachim Achtzehnter wrote:
>>My second post was specifically in response to the claim by mwoehlke 
>>suggesting that the changes were "not an inconvenience". In this post 
>>all the issues I mentioned were intended as illustrations of such 
>>inconveniences, so there was even less implied expectation of somebody 
>>acting on these. Note, that I wrote that I had already addressed the 
>>issues caused by deliberate incompatibilities, all I intended to do was 
>>point out that it *had been* inconvenient.
>For the record, I was just trying to point out that the general 
>consensus around here seems to be 'don't use DOS paths in Cygwin', and 
>was using that to explain what I feel to be one major reason for the 
>change. I accept and acknowledge that this change may be inconvenient 
>for some people, but it is also my opinion that if you are affected by 
>it, you are doing something that was never condoned or officially 
>supported in the first place. (And, after all, WJM. ;-))
>I am glad you got things working and (I assume, since you say things are 
>working) looking POSIX-like.
>Personally, every time I see mention of someone using DOS paths in 
>Cygwin, or a Cygwin program, I wonder to myself why this works at all :-).

Could I get a gold star here?

Thanks for explaining things, mwoehlke.


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