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Re: [3/11] Native MSVC support (msvc-cwrapper)

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [3/11] Native MSVC support (msvc-cwrapper)
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:08:46 -0400

[[Decided against adding bug-gnulib to the Cc: list...]]

On Jul 19, 2007, at 7:16 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
Since Microsoft Windows is the clear market leader, and the Microsoft .net environment is now an ISO-recognized standard, there is little need for the ANSI or POSIX APIs any more.

I agree. It's always obvious when an API is designed by committee, and the result is always a mess. IMNSHO we should trash gnulib and cygwin, and write the portability layer the other way around so that applications can use the Microsoft APIs, and anyone forced to work in a POSIX environment can recompile the resulting cleaner POSIX free application code through a .net -> posix translation layer.

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