Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/04/23/01:15:08.1

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From: invalid AT erehwon DOT invalid (Neo_1061)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Strange behavior of ld
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On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:44:07 +0300 (IDT), Eli Zaretskii
<eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il> jacked into the Matrix and the following appeared
in comp.os.msdos.djgpp:

>On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Neo_1061 wrote:
>> I could ask around for someone to recommend a reliable, inexpensive ISP,
>> if I didn't know that there's no such beast in the zoo.
>Try  It's free and very good.

Web based news? Thanks, but no thanks. If I were going to use such an
awful, awful thing at all, I'd use google, anyway.

>> My environment has a couple of temp variables, all pointing at
>> C:\Windows\temp.
>How much free space do you have on the C: drive?

Hundred megs or more.

>Because IIRC the linker produces a temporary file before overwriting an 
>existing file, in case it fails.

Sounds sensible. In this case, though, that should have meant around 1
meg of space during such times.

Also, it doesn't seem to do that all the time. I have sometimes
aborted the linker with ^C and been left with an unusable exe file,
not the old version of the exe file.

>> DJGPP itself is on the C: partition, and C:\DJGPP\TMP exists, but has
>> only a "" file in it at this time.
>This is a normal situation for the temporary directory: temporary files 
>are removed when the program finishes.

Some ill-behaved programs have been known not to do so. Of course,
DJGPP tools tend to be well-behaved.
Still waters run deep.

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