.exe magic

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Apr 18 10:09:00 GMT 2007

On Apr 18 04:49, Charles Wilson wrote:
> The current .exe behavior has benefited from many years of tweaking and 
> fine-tuning, across many different packages (cygwin, gcc, gdb, binutils, 
> automake, autoconf, libtool, bash, coreutils, ...) to work together to 
> give the current, mostly coherent, least-surprise behavior we enjoy 
> today.  [...]

Apart from that, I don't like what libtool does.  I think it's a
terrible idea to have a script and a binary with the same name (only
differing by the .exe suffix) in the same directory.  This behaviour
breaks the CYGWIN=transparent_exe option and there's no reliable way
around this.

Is there any chance that this could be changed in libtool?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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