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RE: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 10:39:44 -0500
- Subject: RE: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files
> Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> >>>Does it work with ext2- or ext3-driven volume, or even a more traditional
> >>>unix FS ?
> >>*More* traditional than ext? Why do you want to compare an *old*
> >>FS with a *new* FS as NTFS is? That's like comparing a Ford Model A
> >>with a modern Ford Taurus. What is that good for?
> > gcc still supports PDP-11's. rxvt emulates what, the VT-102, from like the
> > Paleozoic era. Old and crusty is the Unix way of life for some reason.
> Ahem! Don't forget the old and crusty ways in Windows/DOS!
Oof, wish I could my friend! But about the only one that I can think of that's
a real issue is the "\r\n" stuff, and I can't in good conscience blame MS for
that, though I wish with every fibre of my being that I could ;-). But MS, for
better or worse, does eventually drop support for the crusty and the old. E.g.,
Bill Gates' pronouncement at the time of the Win3.1->Win95 switch that "Word95
*is* the next version fo Word", i.e. that there would be no Win3.1 support.
Meanwhile, vi will work on terminals of which there are no longer any working
examples in existence.
Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The Windows Way wins the desktop.
So far, the Unix Way has dominated the server.
And then there is the Cygwin Way, which wins every time.
Neil Young sez:
"KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE CYGWIN!
NER NERNER NERR NER NER, NER NER NER NER NER!!!"
Gary R. Van Sickle
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