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

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sat Jun 11 00:06:04 CEST 2011

On 10 Jun 2011, at 23:56, Martin wrote:

> 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

Indeed. Then it must have been something else.

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

Many other settings are affected (default search location for the "fpc" binary, extension of executables and script files, calling the zipper, installing files, ...).


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