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Re: Bloat in Windows (revisited)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Bloat in Windows (revisited)
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:34:07 -0400
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> Beware: you are on a slippery slope.  What about Diff, what about
> 'man', what about bzip2 and lzip and xz?  And if you provide a speller
> (I suggest Hunspell, btw, not aspell), then what about dictionaries?
> Etc. etc.

Agreed.  What might make sense is to catch the error signaled when an
executable is not found and turn it into a clear message pointing the
user to simple instructions for how to install those tools via MSYS2
(or whichever other way).


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