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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Win32 Progress Report
Date Mon, 05 Aug 1996 06:24:06 GMT
Garey Smiley wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 4 Aug 1996 15:30:55 +0100 (BST), Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> >> The motive for these changes is apparently to improve portability.
> >> Yet, in the post to which I'm responding (and the others which I've
> >> read), you don't offer any *specific* arguments for why the structure
> >> you propose is really necessary to support ports which we might
> >> actually want to do.  (Adding hooks we're never going to use is pretty
> >> clearly a bad idea --- it can *only* cause us problems).  In fact, we
> >> have some evidence (from Ben's preliminary work, and the earlier OS/2
> >> port) that it is *not* necessary.  As this goes on, I see more and
> >> more details about "the proposal", but I don't see much at all about
> >> why any of them are actually necessary.
> >
> >Actually, I have some sympathy for "the proposal" but don't see it as necessary
> >for the job in hand. I do think that a certain amount of the OS/2 messiness
> >could be avoided with some OS-specific hooks here and there.
> 
> I was just wondering what "OS/2 messiness" are you referring to? 

Nothing serious - just that the code is peppered with #ifdef __EMX__ and I
think that peppering could probably be reduced.

Cheers,

Ben.

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