A tale of a build system bug
So, for a long time, I've had issues with GCC on Windows. It worked fine, on the first build, but whenever I made changes and wanted to build it again, I would get the following error message
ninja: error: FindFirstFileExA(c/:/path/to/project): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
and had to delete the contents of the build directory and build it again from scratch.
Obviously, that was too much of a hassle, so I just used MSVC and ignored it. Recently, I decided to look into it again, and hopefully fix it.