[ANN] PW32 the (alternative) Posix-over-Win32 layer 0.3.0 released

Jeff Sturm jsturm@sigma6.com
Mon Mar 13 16:23:00 GMT 2000


Chris Faylor wrote:
> I have no problem with comparative benchmarks (and I don't think that
> cygwin will be a speed demon).

Don't be so sure.  I've used GCC on Interix for a while... let's just
say that Cygwin rocks.

The Interix product relies heavily on the POSIX subsystem, instead of
shared memory as Cygwin does.  For many of my user applications the
subsystem process actually consumes more CPU time than the application!

Presumably, the tradeoff is between performance and security.  Interix
isn't vulnerable to the same exploits as Cygwin.

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Jeff Sturm
jsturm@sigma6.com

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