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Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support

From: Keith Marshall
Subject: Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:36:53 +0000
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On 13/02/19 21:00, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> I run groff on windows a lot, but via cygwin, which emulates
> Unix. I am inclined to think that if you like the groff toolset,
> you are likely to want other Unix capability, too, and thus
> gravitate towards facilities like cygwin.
> I take it that Keith uses groff on bare Windows without a
> Unix veneer.

I used to; I no longer use Windows for anything much.  In the days when
I did use it, I always found cygwin to deliver a rather unsatisfactory

> If many people work in that mode, we should not abandon them.

I fully agree.  Native Windows support is already built in; it is based
on stable APIs, and is robust.  It would be folly, to just rip it out.


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