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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:32:50 -0500
"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> >      I am considering porting some code from an AIX (UNIX) environment to a PC.
> >      The code would run in an MSDOS window under NT.  Part of the code is
> >      written using Korn Shells and other parts are Ada, with some Fortran thrown
> >      in to make it interesting.  If anyone has any suggestions for software that
> >      will execute Korn Shells in a PC environment I would like to
> here about it.
> MKS produces a full Unix toolset for Windows NT [I suspect Win95
> also] that contains a fairly complete Unix utility toolbox; Korn shell,
> Awk, Sed, tar, cpio, etc.

I hope this isn't "urban legend" but I read (wish I still had it) a
humorous e-mail from a guy who claimed to have attended a presentation in
which a Microsoft flake was bragging about how Unix types can now run
their Korn shell scripts without modification on Windoze.  Someone stood
up and tried to point out some incompatibilities between true Korn shell
and Microsoft's impost^H^H^H^H^H^Hemulation.  The Microsoft guy insisted
it was 100% compatible.  The two argued for a while until someone else
stood up and said to the Microsoft weenie, "Sir, it may interest you to
know that the gentleman you've been arguing with is the inventor of the
Korn shell."