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Re: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- From: ht at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 17:21:02 +0100
- Subject: Re: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- References: <20110509161028.GJ27739@calimero.vinschen.de>
Corinna Vinschen writes:
> Chris and I are wondering how many people are using the Windows console
> as local console window in CYGWIN=tty mode and why.
I am one such.
> Here's why we ask:
> We are both not sure why anybody would use it voluntarily, given that
> it's I/O is extremly slow, compared to using a Windows console window in
> the default CYGWIN=notty mode or, even better, mintty. Actually, we
> only keep the console tty mode up because it was "always there", 14
> years or so.
Um, history is sticky, is I guess the answer. When I started using
cygwin (a _long_ time ago), CYGWIN=tty was the recommended setting
(and isn't it still there in cygwin/cygwin.bat ?). So I have
faithfully copied that into my Windows environment initialisation ever
since. Is it time to remove it? I do use a windows console
occasionally for pure Windows activities---what change(s) will I see?
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