Don’t get any ideas, I haven’t forgotten the other system around just begging to be ridiculed: Windows. The problem here is, Windows quirks usually leave me speechless, which isn’t a desirable state for a blogger to be in.
Today I tarballed the working directory of PDCLib to do some editing while on the road. When I had a minute, I untarred the archive on a Windows machine, because I had some ideas regarding how to handle
errno in a way that doesn’t stall the FPU when handling
math.h code. (Yes, the C standard is stupid, too, in certain places. Even P.J. Plaugher admits as much.)
Problem is, all the references I use - the standard document, other PD sources - reside in a subdirectory I named “aux” (for “auxilliary”).
Can’t unpack that under Windows. It appears the file system reserved that name, for whatever reason, and flat-out chokes on anything named “aux”. It’s such an unusual name, too.