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Re: Cygwin (1.7.8 and other versions) problems with globbing when invoked from DOS/Windows with nested quotes
On 3/18/2011 11:47 PM, David Boyce wrote:
> From the README.W32 file in the source package:
> Good news! Make now has native support for Cygwin sh. To enable,
> define the HAVE_CYGWIN_SHELL in config.h and rebuild make
> from scratch. This version of make tested with B20.1 of Cygwin.
Wow. I suspect bit rot, as B20.1 dates back to 1998:
Any path conversion that this specially-configured make might do, in
order to turn its native DOS-ish paths into something CYGWIN_SHELL might
understand, is probably (a) a crude heuristic that no longer applies,
(b) uses now-deprecated functions, or (c) relies on explicitly calling
system("cygpath ....") on every PATH, every time a shell command is
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