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Re: [Gcl-devel] mingw32 paths

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] mingw32 paths
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:24:57 -0400
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Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:
> | Greetings!  I've successfully tested maxima and acl2 under both wine
> | and a native windows machine.
> That sounds promising -- I'll get to your other message soon.
> | I have a question regarding paths.  From what I can tell, gcl needs
> | *to be run* under a mingw32 shell if it wants to compile anything.
> | Said shell reports paths as /c/dir/foo.c, but GCL's current truename
> | and probe-file expect c:/dir/foo.c.  What is 'supposed to happen'
> | here?  
> Please keep GCL's truename as it is.  The msys's UNIX-style /c/dir/foo.c
> is just convenience for UNIX-centric tools (especially build tools).
> However, since we want GCL to be built natively, it should have Windows
> version c:/dir/foo.c, otherwise trouble.
> BTW, you can also use "pwd -W" (only in msys) to report the windows
> style pathname for directories.
> Also, please, keep the path separator as '/' -- that requires less escaping.

OK.  Working on open-axiom now.  A few minor changes to compiler::link
are pending, but appear working.  I'm now stuck at the 'strap' stage
in src/boot.  The lisp.exe error is "Cannot find strap.o", and indeed
it is not there (or anywhere else apparently.)

Take care,

> -- Gaby

Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
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