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Re: [Chicken-users] Revised Chapter 1 (reminder)

From: Vincent Manis
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Revised Chapter 1 (reminder)
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:41:28 -0800

On 2008 Mar 06, at 09:08, Ashley Bone wrote:
I'd suggest combining the paragrapsh on the MinGW/msys builds and just noting that makefiles exist for cmd.exe and msys.

John Cowan asked what the point of having both flavors. Back when I was doing Windows stuff, I normally built things via bash scripts (just as I do today on OSX). I did use MinGW/MSys (curse their weird capitalization) for exactly that, once or twice. But most of my coworkers were kind of locked into Windows, and trying to explain shell scripts to them would have been very stressful on all of us. So had I been building something for them to use, I probably would have created a batch file for building it, on the grounds that they
would be more likely to understand it than a shell script.

So my vote (even though I have no machines at present that need or even could
use MinGW) goes to keeping both.

-- v

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