On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org> wrote:
>>> In a number of tests, output that was produced by a shell script is
>>> compared to expected output using test_cmp. Unfortunately, the MSYS
>>> when invoked via git, such as in hooks--converts LF to CRLF on output
>>> (as produced by echo and printf), which leads to many false positives.
>> As you correctly point out the LF vs. CRLF issues are caused by MSYS
>> bash. Then why are the functions called mingw_* instead of msys_*? I'd
>> prefer to make very clear that not MinGW but MSYS is the culprit
>> concerning the LF vs. CRLF issues (and also the path mangling issues).
> It's a historical accident. We already have the prerequisite MINGW to
> work around various annoyances, most of which are caused by MSYS bash. I
> didn't want to invent a new prefix.
So maybe it's a good point now to also change the MINGW prerequisite
name to MSYS as part of your patch, and then name the functions more
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