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Re: [h-e-w] Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows

From: Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:01:38 -0800
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Lennart Borgman wrote:

Guy Gascoigne-Piggford wrote:

True, and one of the reasons why I use NT Emacs rather than the cygwin port is that it fully understands Windows sytle naming conventions and drive identifiers. Since everything has to be mounted under fake mount points with cygwin there really is quite a disjoint between the two. Certainly not insurmountable, but annoying all the same.

I was actually surprised when testing Cygwin now that I can do things like "cd d:/some/dir" and "cd d:\\some\\dir". But you mean that the Cygwin port of Emacs could not handle this path styles, or?

Huh? Well it looks like it's changed some since I last looked at it so perhaps I should just give it another try.

I've really not found a good free solution and so I still use MKS Toolkit.

Too bad ;-)

It really is a very decent product and I've used it happily and reliably for many, many years. If it ain't broke don't fix it :)

As an aside, the realy stumbling block that I have with cygwin is that it's pty handling screws with the way that Java, a the Java Service Wrapper and stdout interact. Basically the combination works just fun under MKS sh and cmd.exe and doesn't under cygwin. Very frustrating.

Can you please explain more in detail what does not work? Could you give examples?

Given our somewhat byzantine product setup, I'm not sure that that would end out being that useful since I don't think that the problem is that generic, I expect that I'll run into the problem again when I try out the latest cygwin, if I do I'll let you know :)


Guy Gascoigne - Piggford

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