Xah Lee's Unixism

CBFalconer cbfalconer at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 31 18:49:36 CEST 2004


Ville Vainio wrote:
>> "John" == John W Kennedy <jwkenne at attglobal.net> writes:
> 
>> Yes, and also a single-process pipe emulator.  Ever since
>> 2.0, MS has been trying to turn MS-DOS (later, Windows) into
>> a Unix clone.
> 
> With very little success. Notepad still only understands cr-lf
> line breaks, and / as path separator still screws up most of their
> cmd line programs (which think / is for command line options).
> 
> Microsoft probably thought avoiding compatibility is a good idea,
> and have only lately started to have some regrets, visible as the
> release & future integration of SFU. Migrating ppl from Unix
> probably *is* easier when you are not doing your best to make
> interoperability as painful as possible.

Dump Notepad and get Textpad.  www.textpad.com.  First class.

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