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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-26 06:23:41

Andre Hentz wrote:
> > Should it be recognized? I mean, I had no idea that Windows path names
> > are usable under Cygwin. It we need to support windows syntax, the fix
> > should be trivial. Can you please add
> >
> > os = NT ;
> >
> > after line 26 in path.jam (after closing brace) and try again? If it
> > works, I'll make the fix.
> It doesn't really work because problems arise elsewhere. For
> instance, MkDir1 tries to create 'sub\bin' which actually creates
> 'subbin'. I guess using NT path names under Cygwin is correct but requires
> several changes in order to escape de backslashes. Using UNIX path names
> will only be a problem in cases where windows-specific toolsets
> (msvc) are processed with bin.cygwinx86/bjam.exe. Since it is always
> possible to use bin.ntx86/bjam.exe under cygwin, this is a minor problem.

Let me see... will it be OK, if we
(1) recognize windows absolute paths
(2) use forward slashes in all paths passed to build tools "MkDir sub/bin" for

- Volodya


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