Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/11/25/07:43:44

From: Christopher Croughton <crough45 AT amc DOT de>
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Subject: Re: Substituting \ for / in make
To: eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il (Eli Zaretskii)
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 13:41:46 +0100
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.971124171158.25038B-100000@is> from "Eli Zaretskii" at Nov 24, 97 04:20:33 pm
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> The variable itself should probably be mentioned, yes.  I'm just not sure 
> where: originally, it was designed as an internal hook.  Its only use is 
> to set up ported or portable programs.  Since we don't have any docs 
> which explains how to port, I don't know where it should be mentioned.  

Hmm, perhaps in a document explaining how to port?  <g>  Seriously, a document
like that (probably as part of the DJGPP User Guide thingy) would be a
Good Thing(tm).

> The FAQ is not a good place, since almost nobody asks about DJDIR.  

The answer to that is simple - I'll ask about it every week and then it
will become a Frequently Asked Question <g>.

> README.1ST is inappropriate IMHO, since it should be kept simple enough 
> to get newbies off the ground.

Right, true.

> It seems that a section in kb.inf, under "Hidden Features", is one place 
> that's appropriate.  Now, if I only had additional 24 hours every day...

Why be so conservative?  Ask for at least 48 <g>...

(From the time you seem to spend answering questions here, I'm surprised
you get anything else done anyway...)

> As for the fact that DJDIR converted to forward slashes, I'm not sure it
> needs to be documented at all.  After all, if you understand the syntax of
> DJGPP.ENV (described in kb.inf) and look inside it, you should see it
> immediately ;-). 

Does someone actually understand that syntax?  I thought it "jest growed" 

Thanks, anyway...

Chris C

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