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Subject: RE: setup.exe command line options
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Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 12:07:49 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 11:24 AM
> To: cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: Re: setup.exe command line options
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 10:00:23AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> I'd appreciate it if the current argv code was reverted 
> ASAP.  We can't
> >> use the cygwin argv stuff in setup.exe.
> >
> >Why not? It's been cleanly extracted, and is (one way) GPL 
> compatible.
> We've tried (or at least I've tried) to keep the two source bases
> separate.  If random bits of cygwin, which we care about, 
> start showing
> up in other projects that we really don't care about then it is just
> more of a headache to keep track of.

Sure, however I figured that as setup.exe's needs are much more modest
it would be a one way export, with no need for further changes. (The one
I put there is somewhat simpler than the orginal cygwin one.
> Then there is also the technical reason that we don't need it since
> __argv seems to do what we need automatically.  Just include stdlib.h
> and you have the parsed command line available.

Cool. I'll look into this and backout the change once I've got it


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