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On Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:12:20 +0400
Bulat Ziganshin <> wrote:

> Hello Rob,
> Monday, September 14, 2009, 1:18:09 PM, you wrote:
> > between OSes, even non-UNIXes.  Windows has two POSIX layers
> > available for it!
> not 3? built-in, cygwin and mingw

At the risk of getting dangerously off-topic, Windows's built-in POSIX
layer isn't enough to get even the most simple POSIX applications
running, you always need to add something.

Interix/Services For Unix is one, and the other is Cygwin.  MinGW is a
special case, but is essentially the same as Cygwin.