performance enhancements for cygwin make

Noel Grandin noelgrandin at
Thu Mar 8 01:11:20 PST 2012

On 2012-03-08 10:59, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> the gmake we use is a cygwin-gmake not a WINDOW32 gmake so to build it 
> on cygwin 
yeah, I'm working on the version from the dev-tools/make-3.82-gbuild 

> ./configure make should be enough and autotools should detect cygwin 
It's detecting gcc and compiling a normal version fine, but it's not 
compiling the stuff behind the WINDOWS32 #define
Maybe I should be using a different #define, something like
#ifdef WINDOWS32 || __CYGWIN__

> properly beside the 'call touch as an inline' thing does not need to 
> be windows specific. 
I've coded 2 variants, one general purpose and one specific to windows.
(a) on Windows, I can implement "touch" using exactly one system call,
(b) and because it's practice for some of the other optimisations I'd 
like to do :-)

> granted that on linux it won't probably not translate into big gain, 
> it should not hurt either... 
True, which is why I coded the general purpose variant (largely borrowed 
from GNU touch)

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