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Re: Pugs on Cygwin
From: Gaal Yahas
May 10, 2005 13:24
Re: Pugs on Cygwin
Message ID: 20050510202327.GM4420@sike.forum2.org
On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 10:00:45AM -0400, Rob Kinyon wrote:
> > Until we find a champion for that cause, I think it would still be useful
> > to allow pugs to be built, as today, on Windows using Cygwin's gcc and
> > perl5 (just like Corion makes a native build with -- I think -- cc1.exe
> > and a homebrew perl5). The path question becomes the same as it is for
> > any other non-Cygwin tool used in a Cygwin shell; how is it solved there?
> I think the solution is to provide a Cygwin version of the Directory
> and IO Haskell modules. I don't know if this is possible in Haskell.
> I'd prefer to have a PugsDirectory and a PugsIO module and have them
> be aliases for the standard Directory and IO modules when it's not
> Cygwin. If it is Cygwin, then wrap every function call with a call to
> cygpath if the directory or file name begins with '/'.
> Is this possible? Desirable?
It is possible to put cygpath-like capabilities inside pugs and compile
it in on any win32 build, but it sounds to me like a runtime hit on a
lot of IO, unless someone comes up with the magic to choose which path
mode to work with at pugs start time.
The alternative is even in Cygwin to put things like C:\ paths in
PERL6LIB and friends. pugscc and the rest of the p5 supporting tools
would need to ignore the fact that they're running under Cygwin and feed
pugs only Windows paths. (BTW, pugscc looks like it can be ported to p6
Let's make a list of things that are broken. For me things mostly work:
the test suit does, if I use the yaml harness (p6); 'make test' and
pugscc do not. Do you know of anything else?
Are there other issues besides paths?
Gaal Yahas <email@example.com>