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Subject: RE: setup.exe command line options
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Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 12:29:08 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>,
<cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
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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.
> > 
> > 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.

Have you tested this? AFAICT the __argv is for -mconsole programs only,
with the main prolog initialising them in the msvcrt dll init... which
in setup is not happening. 

Or, IOW, __argc and __argv have been meaningless on every test I've
done.
 
> Cool. I'll look into this and backout the change once I've got it
> working.

I can't get this working at first blush. 

Chris, if you want I'll recreate argv.cc from scratch, but I really
don't see the point.

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