Cygwin: Open or Closed System? (was: two problems with cygwin's zip)

Christopher Faylor
Wed Jun 27 10:11:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 10:28:47AM -0500, B. K. Oxley (binkley) wrote:
>From: "Fred T. Hamster" <>
>>i for one cannot accept the rationale being promulgated that a system
>>for unix emulation on win32 should be ignorant of the native platform's
>>path specification, when calling into the environment from windows is
>>clearly a desirable capability.  to me, that rationale seems to
>It would also be nice to see more said of other alternatives, such as
>UWIN, and how the compare with Cygwin.  I'm sure they have good ideas
>we can reuse, just as Cygwin has good ideas they can reuse.

Yep.  I think that this is a good idea.  It would be nice to hear how
other packages handle this.


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