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Re^4: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?

by blue_cowdawg (Prior)
on Jun 12, 2013 at 13:02 UTC ( #1038460=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?
in thread What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?

This thread is reminding me why I use Cygwin/X and run Perl stuff from there. That is when I am forced to use Windows at least..


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg


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Re^5: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 12, 2013 at 13:16 UTC
    This thread is reminding me why I use Cygwin/X

    And for counterpoint; I won't touch cygwin with a bargepole. It is the worst of all worlds as far as I'm concerned.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      As a counter-counterpoint, I am a Unix sysadmin constrained to use a MS Windows PC for my job and Cygwin is an absolute godsend. I wouldn't be a quarter as effective in my job without it as it gives me access to most of my familiar tools. In a purely Windows world Cygwin might make less sense I guess.

      Cheers,

      JohnGG

        I can understand your point of view. If you mostly work in a *nix environment, but occasionally have to use a Windows machine, having the *nix shell of your preference available would undoubtedly improve your productivity for those brief interactions. Though if I were in that position, I'd probably just install a VM instance of my preferred *nix dist on the Windows machines.

        From a Windows user POV, the problem I have will Cygwin is that it is neither one thing nor the other. The worst of both worlds. By emulating (badly) those native *nix features that windows does not provide for natively; and effectively disabling much of the feature set that Windows does provide natively; you end up with a sluggish and clumsy environment that is "okay" (perhaps) for the occasional visit, but not somewhere you want to spend any great amount of time.

        For example, to safely run multiple concurrent Perls, *nix requires something like PerlBrew; whereas I easily run multiple perl installs using Windows native facilities -- which Cygwin effectively disables.

        I actively prefer Windows not for its GUI aspects -- although they are still (IMO) superior to any of the various *nix windowing environments -- but because I much prefer cmd.exe to (z|k|z|ba)sh, which Cygwin imposes upon me.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      Didn't mean to start a religious war here...


      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
        No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition! :-)
        If you spot any bugs in my solutions, it's because I've deliberately left them in as an exercise for the reader! :-)

        You didn't. Point and counterpoint (and counter-counterpoint :), is reasoned discussion.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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