On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Phil Tomson wrote:

> In article <9504t2$4lp$1 / b5nntp2.channeli.net>,
> ¹عبٌ¼·\(Park, Hee-Sob\) <phasis / channeli.net> wrote:
> >
> >"Phil Tomson" <ptkwt / user2.teleport.com> wrote in message
> (snipped all my whining  about system and backticks not working right on
> windows)
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >To remove system command or backticks problems on Windows,
> >you must build ruby biniary with MS Visual C++ compiler.
> >
>
> Hmmm... So that's what's going on.  So the self-installing Windows version
> of Ruby is build on cygwin and that leads to these sorts of problems.
> Could someone make a Ruby Binary build with Visual C++ available?

I've done that with a 1.4.6 version, see RAA under mswin32.
But it requires a lot more work than compiling with cygwin and
not everything works (e.g. popen).

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Michael Neumann