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Re: Zshell for win32
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- From: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "vipin aravind" <vipin.aravind@xxxxxxxxx>, <zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Zshell for win32
- Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 18:32:33 +0000
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On Mar 20, 2:31pm, vipin aravind wrote:
} Subject: Zshell for win32
} Zshell32:- This is going to be a port of unix open source shell(Zshell)
} The idea of the port is to evolve an open source shell for native win32.
} It will be based heavily on Zshell(3.1.9 or 4.0.1). Future versions of
} Zshell32 will be based on the Zshell port of 3.1.9 or 4.0.1 and not on future
} versions of zshell.This is important for Zshell32 to evolve in win32.
If what you're creating is not going to be zsh, then it should not have
a name resembling zsh or zshell. I'm willing to give you all the help
I can to produce a win32 port of zsh that will at least track, and ideally
could be folded into, the regular zsh sources -- but I'm not pleased at
the idea of wading through questions from confused windows users who don't
know that the shell they have is not really zsh.
} Certain factors like NO forking in win32 puts a severe limit on the
I thought Amol's code had a pretty good fork emulation built into it; in
fact unless I'm very much mistaken I've had some success using that fork
emulation in porting other (smaller) unix programs to win32.
} Features that won't be supported:-
} 1) No ksh and Bourne shell emulation.
} Instead provide cmd emulation and provide the necessary entry points
} to emulate any other shells for win32.
It's going to be a lot more work to remove the sh/ksh emulation than to
leave it alone. Why would you want to take it out?
} 2) First release will support no extra modules and multilanguage
Not surprising, though the cygwin build should provide some hints on how
to construct DLLs for the modules.
} Features that will be supported:-
} 1) All the current Zshell programming syntax.
} 2) similar startup scripts as in unix.
A reasonable start.
Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
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