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RE: GNULib save-cwd.c on Windows & Visual Studio 6.0

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: GNULib save-cwd.c on Windows & Visual Studio 6.0
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 09:26:47 -0500

Jim Meyering wrote:
> Is it an option to use a more modern/POSIX-compliant development
> environment on Windows?  I know that Cygwin now has fchdir 
> and it looks
> like MKS has support for it, too.

> If you opt to continue using Visual Studio 6 in
> spite of this, it must have some important redeeming features.

The problem with the cygwin build is that it requires Cygwin.dll as well.
The MSVC build stands alone, not requiring any external DLLs.

I don't think it is reasonable to require all Windows users to download and
install Cygwin just to run CVS.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( http://www.leitch.com )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( http://www.cuj.com/experts )

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