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Re: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows

by derby (Abbot)
on Apr 06, 2013 at 12:07 UTC ( #1027280=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to [Solved]: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows

Is that MKS Toolkit. If so, I'm surprised they are still around. I thought for certain cygwin would be the end of them. Out of curiosity what value does MKS Toolkit provide that cygwin does not (or for that matter running linux in VirtualBox).
-derby
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Re^2: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows
by prashantktyagi (Scribe) on Apr 06, 2013 at 13:44 UTC
    Hi derby,
    I agree with you. But my organization has MKS Toolkit license and they are stick with it.
Re^2: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows
by bulk88 (Priest) on Apr 07, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
    I will randomly guess that MKS Toolkit along with Interix were written using Native API and both had full access to the Windows source code from Microsoft (read the story about Mainsoft), therefore both are faster and cleaner than Cygwin which was written on top of Win32 without detailed knowledge of Windows NT.

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