wrong detection of inUnix ?? [Re: [fpc-devel] fcl-WEB build broken]

Martin fpc at mfriebe.de
Fri Jun 10 23:56:50 CEST 2011

On 10/06/2011 22:53, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 10 Jun 2011, at 23:51, Martin wrote:
>> I am no expert at this, but for example a "/" is not allowed in windows filenames (so it should not be in windows path at all. Of course a user can still put it in there...)
>> On unix, it is likely to be there =>  unless the path is almost empty
>> Can the makefile check the existence of a directory? (and would this check obey the \/ difference?)
>> If so (the root directory)  /  should always exist on unix.
>> But on windows "/" is not allowed in filenames, and can not exist.
> Afaik this doesn't hold anymore if you run make inside a cygwin shell.

Right but iirc cygwin was detected on it's own, and PATHSEP for cygwin 
was / anyway

Anyway, if cygwin allows / then it wouldn't matter if / was used?
Of course other settings may be affected...

As I said, makefiles are not exactly my strong side...

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