On 10/24/06, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> >
> >> However, since the Ruby community has deprecated
> >> CygWin, I'm not sure why new code should do other than detect it and
> >> complain. :)
> >
> > hi ed - what exactly do you mean by that?
> >
> > -a
> I'm not sure ... I just know every time I mention that I like CygWin
> here, I get yelled at. :)
>

The only real reason not to use it that I'm aware of is that it is fairly slow.
Of course, the native Ruby on Win32 is 10x slower than on Linux for
many tasks, so maybe that's not much of a selling point.