"Benoit Cerrina" <benoit.cerrina / writeme.com> wrote in message
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> "Aleksei Guzev" <aleksei.guzev / bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:000201c14c84$bc52c6a0$665e0cc3 / p32...
> > # Problem is not compilation but runtime compatibility, you
> > # need to be able to use an extension without having to
> > # recompile it.
> >
> > There should be no problem with DLL compatibility. While people are
> > using those MingW, cygwin etc they build their problems.
> > Regard Windows as a huge expensive library set like Tk or FOX. Thus why
> > should one use a library between Ruby code and another library?
>
> mingw is no library it is the compiler you speak of
>
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> > They say, Windows API is not good, Windows application's code is huge...
> > But I say it was object-oriented at its foundation and it is
> > object-oriented for now. We should use it right.
> > http://disainis.utnet.ru/w2k/w2k.html  (some days ago a CPU had melted
> > itself. That was why people could not reach the files. I replaces the
> > processor).
> >
> >
> I agree, area where they have a huge lead is also:
>     scripting support (no *nix equivalent to activescripting)
>     shell extensions and specifically shell namespace extensions
> Benoit
> PS:
> if you can point me to a downloadable free as in beer compiler I can use
> with the sdk
> I'll go right along.
>
>
Borland allows free download of their command line compiler and
turbodebugger if you agree to their license terms and fill out a survey.  I
don't know if this is something that would work for you but the link is
www.borland.com/downloads