Bootstrapping for Leopard
Manuel M T Chakravarty
chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Feb 3 20:21:45 EST 2008
> Things are complicated because
> - on Cygwin, pwd gives you /cygdrive/c/...
> - on MSYS, pwd gives you /c/...
> (remember we still support MSYS), and we want c:/...
> So we used to use cygpath on cygwin, and some horrible sed command
> on MSYS, IIRC. It was a mess, and frequently went wrong.
> Sure there are other ways to do it, but I think at the time it
> seemed simpler to write a Haskell program. In hindsight, probably a
> C program (compiled using mingw gcc) would be better for
> bootstrapping. A shell script would be problematic for the reasons
> above, I'm guessing.
I understand that this is a difficult issues, but as it is booting
from HC files and hence porting is simply broken. So, I wonder what
the way forward is...
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