gcc produces foo.exe, not foo

Ben Elliston bje@cygnus.com
Thu Sep 24 19:59:00 GMT 1998

> As for the rationale for adding the automatic .exe, I'm somewhat in
> favor of, if not thrilled by, such "native compliance"; for mingw32, it
> makes perfect sense (must have .exe to jive with native system and also
> be executable by native shell); for cygwin32, bash can run programs
> with or without .exe, but have trouble when running with native shell.

Since MS seem to be trying to hide file extensions in their user
interfaces these days, I wonder how long it will be before they drop
the filename extensions on executables all-together and start using some
attributes in the file system?


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