BLODA extension: console interoperability

Christopher Faylor
Fri Jul 26 06:44:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 05:44:02AM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>On 26 July 2013 05:14, Warren Young wrote:
>> On 7/25/2013 17:06, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>>> I might personally prefer to describe and list them differently.
>> DOes
>> NOt
>> Play
>> Well with
>> Others
>> List
>I don't think that's fair, since such apps were designed for the
>Windows console, without being aware of Cygwin's pipe-based ptys. And
>unfortunately that list would be very long anyway: basically anything
>interactive that hasn't been explicitly adapted to Cygwin ptys, for
>example by disabling buffering and not relying on the console's
>history facility.
>Speaking of which: somebody on the mintty mailing list would like to
>make a Windows program Cygwin-aware by detecting whether it's running
>in a Cygwin terminal (as opposed to having its input or output
>redirected to plain pipes). Does anyone know a way to do this?

Why not just always flush stdout if it's opened on a pipe?


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