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- From: Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 13:19:45 -0700
- Subject: Re: libuv
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On Dec 2, 2015, at 12:32 PM, Mr. Coin <email@example.com> wrote:
> Lots of project such as node.js or neovim are using libuv
> which is incompatible with Cygwin.
Why are you trying to stack two I/O abstraction layers? The whole point of libuv is that it lets you use the same code on *ix and Windows. Why do you also need Cygwin?
I realize that libuv doesnât completely abstract the platform, but there are a bunch of libraries that you can use together to achieve that. libapr for general OS facilities, Qt/Gtk for GUIs, etc.
Presumably youâre interested in libuv rather than select(2) because you need the code to be really fast and scalable. So again, why bring Cygwin into it? Thatâs just going to eat up a bunch of the speed you gained by using advanced I/O polling mechanisms.
If youâre just trying to get node running, why not use the native binaries?
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