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Re: Serious performance problems (malloc related?)

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 12:39:17PM -0700, Shankar Unni wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I am leery of doing things this way since that means that the only
>>people capable of writing code for cygwin are the people who understand
>>Nt* calls.  That is a subset of the already small number of people who
>>understand the UNIX and Windows APIs well enough to work on Cygwin.
>You mean, like 2?  (Err, 3.  I mean, 4, or maybe 5..)
>I'm not sure this is a huge problem, you know..

Just take a look at the number of people who have contributed to
cygwin-patches in the last year or so.  I wouldn't want to scare away
the people who contribute trivial patches because they can't find any
documentation on "NtCreateFile".

I suppose *we* could produce documentation on the Nt* functions but
that's also a support burden.

OTOH, "leery" doesn't mean "it will never happen".  This is just one
of many things to consider when making a major change like this.


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