Re: [Boost-docs] Xpressive problems

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Xpressive problems
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-06 04:31:27

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Fri Dec 05 2008, "John Maddock" <> wrote:
>>>>> Beman, I'll look into starting a test case, but I honestly think
>>>>> you're wasting your time using cygwin. I'd much rather see you
>>>>> using all win32 builds of bjam/xsltproc/doxygen etc.
>>>> The recommendation in
>>>> is to
>>>> use cygwin. Daniel pressed me to use cygwin back when I was using
>>>> win32 versions of some of the tools, and indeed problems were reduced
>>>> when I switched to cygwin. Given the long length of the tool chain, I
>>>> really don't want to have to manually search for and install, and
>>>> keep
>>>> up to date win32 versions.
>> Sigh. Difference of opinion then. All I can say is that I gave up on cygwin tools
>> ages ago, because of precisely these kinds of issues :-(
>> I'll give cygwin another try on the test docs and see how far I get...
> I used cygwin happily for many years with an installation that used the
> windows line-ending convention. Then one day the Cygwin installer added
> a recommendation to use *nix line-ends. I've never understood why.
> Everything had just seemed to work for me. So if you've been having
> line-ending issues, try a cygwin installation that is compatible with
> the rest of your system.

Same here. I have no problems whatsoever with Cygwin using CR/LF.
I still use CR/LF and have no problems at all.


Joel de Guzman

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