That actually explains a lot. I figured it was more of a convention than a
requirement. Glad I asked.

V/R,
William

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 5:42 AM, anatoly techtonik <techto...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 4:22 AM, William Blevins <wblevins...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Team,
> >
> > I have a really dumb question (probably).
>
> Dumb questions are the most interesting. =)
>
> > Some of the SCons tests that execute binaries have code to check whether
> or
> > not the platform is win32. If win32, then add ".exe" extension to the
> > executable name. Is this a requirement or just a convention?
> >
> > Can you not run an executable on Windows that doesn't have the extension?
>
> Native Windows file systems doesn't have flag that marks file as
> executable, so it uses file extension to figure that out. Well, you
> still can specify custom commands to run for specific extensions
> http://stackoverflow.com/a/1936078/239247
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