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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Thoughts on a new build system for AOO
Date Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:16:31 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton []
> Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:42
> To:
> Subject: RE: Thoughts on a new build system for AOO
> I think there are pathname parsing issues in MingW, although I don't
> think anything is as contorted as with cygWin.  These usually arise
> because of the shell being used, that then leads them to rewrite command
> lines when calling a native utility.  It seems that is the top of the
> slippery slope.


See <>.

I ran the "cpp -v -c foo.c" experiment using a MingW64 cpp.exe and cmd.exe.  Based on what
I saw, the compiler still uses "/" as a path separator, although it obviously fixes that when
accessing the file system.  It is using the Windows file system though, and not some odd synthetic
access via simulated POSIX file system.

One caveat: This MingW64 cpp.exe was compiled by and for MSYS2.  I don't think that matters,
since I ran it from cmd.exe.

 - Dennis

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