Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Wed Jun 28 10:36:45 CEST 2006
Not to start another flame thread, but that may interest some people. In
attempt to compile web2c with MingW (which I consider an interesting initiative,
contrarily to Cygwin), I noticed a huge annoyance.
I tried to grep for something in a large bunch of files... MinGW grep
seems uninterruptible, either with Ctrl-C or Ctrl-Break in the XP
console. This kind of problem does not happen when programs are natively
compiled under Windows.
So I guess that justifies the reason _not_ to rely on those adaptation
layers. If you want Unix, then put Unix on your PC box, but if you run
Windows, prefer natively compiled programs.
[Posting this just for the record].
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