[MLton] MinGW port
Mon, 23 Aug 2004 18:39:42 -0700
Thanks for the thoughts Mike.
> My opinion, based on observation of a number of large cross platform
> projects, is that attempts to emulate Unixisms (eg Posix) which
> don't fit naturally on Windows is a bad idea which leads ultimately
> to a lot of wasted time and effort. If you want Posix on Windows,
> use Cygwin and remember that the Posix bugs/differences in behaviour
> under Cygwin are still there despite many person years of hard work
> and thought by some clever people.
I agree. I think it's OK to enable simple functionality (like
Posix.FileSys.rmdir) that has an easy mapping to windows. I'll be
more wary as the mapping gets more complex.