Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon May 9 16:11:00 GMT 2011


Hi,


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
emulator?

Please enlighten us, otherwise we will just rip out this terminal mode
for good.


Corinna

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