On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 12:46:27PM +0000, Roger Leigh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> MSYS does not depend on cygwin, BTW.  It's entirely standalone. 

Why do you claim this if a few simple checks could have convinced you
otherwise?  At least the shell, which is just bash, is linked against
the cygwin lib.... This makes sense, too, because why would you want to
duplicate work for no apperent gain?

Anyways, forking speed is not the full story, as bash and gcc usually take
advantage of the spawn functions, which don't incur the overhead of fork.

Of course, what's quite sure is that it's dog-slow, no matter what, and
there is no workaround in sight, unless somebody radically changes the
design of configure.

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