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Re: [h-e-w] Re: connection from ntemacs to COM

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Re: connection from ntemacs to COM
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 17:46:21 -0000

From: "Syver Enstad" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Re: connection from ntemacs to COM

> I do not pretend that I can answer for the original poster. But here
> are my reasons why Emacs should do COM on windows. Emacs is heavily
> geared towards the original *nix component technology which is pipes
> and filters text programs. This works great as long as the
> functionality is exposed in that way. Windows has not gone for that
> strategy so that many of its services are not available via text based
> means (text based programs and / or text files). Very many things are
> instead exposed as COM objects, which means that when Emacs can't do
> COM on windows it is easy a less powerful tool for windows users than
> it could have been.
> Now since we have powerful tools like Perl and Python that makes it
> easy to connect to COM and to make text tools, it's a matter of
> bridging the gap, but it's still a gap.

But Cygwin pretty much bridges that gap, doesn't it?


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