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Re: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- From: Csaba Raduly <rcsaba at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:29:02 +0200
- Subject: Re: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- References: <20110509161028.GJ27739@calimero.vinschen.de>
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Chris and I are wondering how many people are using the Windows console
> as local console window in CYGWIN=tty mode and why.
> 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.
> So, if you're using a console in tty mode, why are doing that? ?Did you
> ever notice that it's much slower? ?Did you ever consider to switch to
> mintty or any other terminal emulator instead? ?If not, why? ?Would
> anybody really *miss* the CYGWIN=tty mode? ?If so, why? ?What does this
> mode have which isn't covered by notty mode or another terminal
Ever since I figured out how to configure rxvt to put the scrollbar on
the right, I haven't used the "run bash from cmd.exe" console.
Nowadays, for Cygwin I use mintty exclusively.
Sometimes I run C:\cygwin17\bin\grep from the Windows prompt, but
that's not affected by CYGWIN=tty, right?
Anyway, I haven't had the CYGWIN env.var set for years, and never missed it.
> Please enlighten us, otherwise we will just rip out this terminal mode
> for good.
What would that gain ? Would it speed up the rest of the code? Would
the rest of the code become cleaner, easier to understand/maintain?
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