STOP the RFC! Web poll for a.out vs a.exe vs foo.exe question

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jan 13 18:16:00 GMT 2000

On Thu, Jan 13, 2000 at 06:04:01PM -0600, Ajit George wrote:
>In the poll, does 'file.exe' literally mean 'file.exe', or does it mean, for
>example, 'prog.exe' when running 'gcc prog.c'?

We're contemplating just having gcc output one specific file since it
will be much less confusing to the users who accidentally type -o
soemthing and find that their something.exe file has been completely

So the relevant makefile rule will now be:

	gcc foo.o bar.o; mv file.exe myprog.exe

Hmm.  No.  That can't be right because then every file would be named

I guess we'll have to work on this concept some more.


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