!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: John Wilson <wilson_at_dbit.dbit.com>
Date: Thu Apr 6 15:08:26 2000

On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 02:13:08PM -0400, Carlos Murillo-Sanchez wrote:
> I still use Watcom C R11, which has the added advantage
> that is more "unix-like". Too bad Watcom (a superior product) flopped
> and all developers were forced to use VS C .

There's a rumor floating around the OS/2 PDD mailing list, that Watcom C
may be on the verge of being released as open source. That would sure
suit me fine, since my only complaint about the package is an annoying
linker bug which ought to be easy to fix, with source. And the ability to
produce executables for bletcherous GUI OSes w/o leaving the comfort of a
DOS development machine, is a pretty neat feature!

It just figures that as soon as I rigged E11 (full) so that you could import
user-written device emulations written in Watcom C, they canned the product!
And the M$ and Borland .DLL startup routines are too full of calls to Win16
(and undocumented ones at that) to be easily fooled into running on a
foreign system. So I sure hope the rumor is true.

John Wilson
D Bit
Received on Thu Apr 06 2000 - 15:08:26 BST

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