Cygwin CWD vs. Win32 CWD (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: vim-7.3.003-1)

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 26 07:50:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 25 22:45, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 25 August 2010 22:09, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>cgf, did you get the .o idea to work?
> >
> > It was actually a library but yes.  I generalized the mechanism to allow
> > -lbinmode -ltextmode, -lautomode to also finally work.
> Great! So broken Win32-using programs could be fixed with a rebuild
> with an added build option rather than requiring source changes.
> Still got no idea though whether the ability to delete a working
> directory is worth it. As Eric pointed out, POSIX doesn't actually
> require it, but Linux supports it.
> > I went back
> > and forth on the environment variable idea but chose not to do that
> > because I thought Corinna didn't like it.  :-)
> I think a CYGWIN option would be useful as a last resort for programs
> that can't be rebuilt for whatever reason.

Right.  That's why I added it, even though I don't like it.


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