> From: Paul Smith <psm...@gnu.org> > Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:58:59 -0400 > > ! process_begin: CreateProcess(NULL, foobar, ...) failed. > ! make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified. > ! make: *** [work/misc/general4.mk.7;3: all] Error 2 > > Aside from the error code, is there a good reason to show this special > process_begin() message on Windows instead of just using the same error > reporting facilities that make uses on other platforms?
The reasons are mostly historical. The Windows sub-process code is different from Posix and quite tricky, due to a few corner cases, like running batch files etc., see the comments there. In some situations, seeing the actual way CreateProcess was called can help, because it is not always easy to guess that in every use case, due to the complications with quotes, special shell characters, etc. > If we did I imagine it would look something like this: > > ! make: foobar: The system cannot find the file specified. > ! make: *** [work/misc/general4.mk.7;3: all] Error 2 > > I'd really like to make this change if acceptable to the Windows folks > out there. Fine with me, but maybe leave the current detailed message available under --debug? Thanks. _______________________________________________ Bug-make mailing list Bugemail@example.com https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-make