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Re: RFE: Cygw32 GNU Emacs Port

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 11:50:22PM -0700, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>On 10/9/12 10:37 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 08:16:41PM -0700, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>>> On 10/9/12 7:45 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> 1.  This strikes me as going against the spirit of Cygwin, which tries
>>>> to emulate Linux.  Why shouldn't users who want a GUI version of emacs
>>>> just use emacs-X11, as they would on Linux?
>>> If I wanted to emulate Linux, I'd run VirtualBox.
>> What you want is completely irrelevant. 
>I'm a Cygwin user, and I posted on a Cygwin mailing list and argued
>that a package should be included in Cygwin. As part of my argument, I
>described why Cygwin is useful to me and why I think the package I'm
>proposing would make Cygwin more useful. There's nothing wrong with that.
>Yes, you've heard the "Cygwin is not VirtualBox" argument before.
>You're not swayed. I get it. So why bother replying? If I were
>compelled to interrupt conversations just to complain that I'd already
>heard some argument or other, I wouldn't be able to function in
>society. Hell, I probably wouldn't make it down the block without
>being arrested.

I tend to reply to these types of "Cygwin should be X because I say so"
messages because 1) I can and 2) to make sure that there is no confusion
on what Cygwin is which could otherwise could cause others to chime in
with enthusiastic "I know! I think Cygwin should be more like a floor

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