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Re: autoconf in pure MSVC environment?

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: autoconf in pure MSVC environment?
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 10:51:04 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, John W. Eaton wrote:

or do you try to isolate and duplicate the functionality in a
compatibility library?  For clarity, it would seem better to introduce
some abstraction and use a compatibility library, but then if you are
going to do that, then why not just use Cyginw?

This is a serious question, and I'd like to have some feedback because
people often say they want to make GNU Octave work on Windows systems
without Cygwin.  Although possible, doing that requires extra effort,
and I still fail to see any significant benefit from doing it.

Installing Cygwin is similar in magnitude to installing another operating system. Cygwin just happens to be subordinate to Windows. Perhaps not all your users are Unix-literate or want to install another "operating system" on their Windows box in order to use the software?

Bob Friesenhahn

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