.exe magic reloaded 2

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Sep 15 14:22:00 GMT 2010

On Sep 15 15:38, Al wrote:
> >
> > True.  In theory we would have to remove .exe and .lnk suffixes from
> > directory listings as well, but that was never the case in Cygwin.
> >
> >
> That's the way it has always been... isn't a strong argument in development.

It wasn't an argument, it was just a description of the state.

> I guess there are some other reasons to do it this way. If not one
> should really consider to improve it to make Cygwin still more Unix
> compatible.

I'd love to drop the .exe suffix from readdir(), I'm just not sure what
unwelcome side-effects we create.


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