Windows registry

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Thu Jun 15 19:27:00 GMT 2000


On Thu, Jun 15, 2000 at 09:13:09PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
>
>Jeffrey A Law <law@cygnus.com>:
>>   In message < 200006141437.KAA21312@disaster.jaj.com >you write:
>>   > > Phil -- can you take care of updating the patch so that it doesn't bother
>>   > > with the registry key stuff for the host (or if it is only doing it for t
>>   > he
>>   > > host, explain why since my initial reading of the code made me think it w
>>   > as
>>   > > operating on the target).
>>   > 
>>   > Your initial reading makes you think it's operating on the target because
>
>[snip Remedial Bootstrapping 101]
>
>D'oh.  I was off by one in my thinking.  Thanks for reminding me of
>the basics.  Been a bad week for phil's brain.
>
>Before I tweak the patch back to its original pre-submission state, I'm
>going to sit down and find out exactly what the registry key is used for
>(ahh, one more piece of knowledge I had no interest in, for a platform
>that scares me :-).  It makes sense to me that it's the host, especially
>if the key records the $prefix or some such.

AFAICT, it is essentially just used as a way to permanently store
"environment variables" that are used by update_path, i.e., paths to
various components used by gcc.  I'd say it is definitely a host-based
thing.

I wonder if anyone actually uses this.

cgf


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