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Re: [Mingw-msys] mingw on x64, workaround

> It's because the MSYS runtime treats arguments starting with - as
> options, and looks inside them for POSIX-y paths.  It skips over the
> character immediately following the - and then sees the second slash
> which looks like the start of a POSIX path, triggering the translation.


> In response to this bug in the past it
> has been proposed to modify the MSYS runtime to recognise an environment
> variable that could be used to disable translation, but I don't think
> anyone has implemented such a feature.

Even if such a feature was implemented, it wouldn't help, since the rest of 
the configure script would be broken, e.g. the translation of 
/etc/xml/catalog. 8=[

Perhaps a fine-tuning of the path detection algorithm could help in this 


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