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

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Revised Chapter 1 (reminder)
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 00:22:55 -0500
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Vincent Manis scripsit:

> 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.

Quite so, which is why I'd suggest that the msys version be scrapped
and that everyone on Windows use either the cygwin or the mingw version.

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