Is this a bug or a behavior?
Mon Feb 18 16:40:00 GMT 2013
On 02/15/2013 11:46 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> I believe these questions are the crux of your inquiry so I've stripped
> out the surrounding details. Apologies if you feel I've removed
> you feel is a significant point.
> This goes to the heart of a difference between how Windows and Linux
> executables and various ingrained assumptions both make about their
> respective expectations (essentially what Adam said ;-) ). Cygwin
> does try
> to bridge this gap but it has its limits as well. This is actually not
> new issue and has been discussed many times in the past on this list. If
> you're interested in the details or, even better, in improving what's
> currently implemented, I'd recommend reviewing previous discussions, the
> ideas they generated, and the issues and limitations mentioned. That
> should help you understand the current state and provide you with an
> informed basis if you want to take a swing at providing some patch.
> The only short answer I can give you is that the current state is a
> compromise. That doesn't mean there isn't a better one. Just that
> it's a complicated area for many reasons so getting to a better state
> is also complicated.
Fair enough. I'd like to take a crack at it once I clear some other
things off of my plate first. Will have to look through previous
conversations before I know if it's something I can competently tackle.
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
More information about the Cygwin