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Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support

From: John Gardner
Subject: Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:42:11 +1100

> Sorry for the false accusation about GOW lacking bash.

I was in the middle of pointing out it has Bash
<>. ;-) And,
indeed, it does lack gcc and curses I'm afraid.

> Am I selling it short?

Possibly. But it provides the whole Unix toolchain we all know and love:
grep, sed, awk, ls, mkdir, ln, etc... tools which missing from `cmd.exe` by

On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 at 10:31, Doug McIlroy <address@hidden> wrote:

> >
> I wasn't aware of GOW. A quick look at the contents suggests to
> me that what's lightweight about it is the absence of gcc, bash,
> and curses (though it includes "less", a poster child for
> featuritis).
> Am I selling it short?
> Doug

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