.exe magic reloaded

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 6 12:49:00 GMT 2010

On Sep  6 12:36, Al wrote:
> >> That's what Perls "Configure" does. Still the magic works only in the
> >> target directory, but not on the level of the symlink itself.
> >
> > Uh, I see.  That's a bug in perl's Configure.  It shouldn't use the
> > .exe suffix at all.
> >
> >
> Right, Perl wants to be superschlau and adds the .exe suffix. That
> would work in Cygwins standard locations, where /bin and /usr/bin
> seems to be the same.
> Is this a Bug on the side of Perls "Configure" or rather a limitation
> in Cygwins .exe magic? As there is no official standard, how to deal
> with this, it remains a point of philosophy. So far it was the only
> case in 30 packages I compiled.

It's definitely a bug in perl's Configure.  If the name of the symlink
is "foo", there's not the faintest reason to assume that "foo.exe" should
work at all.


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