> < ^ Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1993 20:53:03 +0100
> ^ From: Harald Boegeholz <hwb@ix.de >
> ^ Subject: porting GAP to OS/2 2.0 with emx

I have just acquired GAP and have no experience with it. Even before
trying it at all I thought it might be nice to have it working on my
PC under OS/2 2.0.

Has anybody ported GAP to OS/2 2.0?

Let me tell you what I did so far:

I compiled GAP 3.2 using the emx0.8f port of gcc. Since emx provides a
very unix-like environment, I used sysunix.c and SYS_IS_USG. After
changing only about 4 lines, GAP compiled without problems and is now
working under OS/2 2.0, including the command line editor. Since emx
produces bound executables for DOS and OS/2 2.0, I am wondering why
the DOS port of GAP was done using DJ Delorie's gcc / DOS extender and
not emx.

Some work remains to be done, I admit. At least the command line
editing should be changed so that the cursor keys can be used. Before
spending any time on this I'd like some feedback: Has anybody already
done this?

To the GAP developers: Wouldn't it be much nicer to have a single
executable of GAP for DOS and OS/2?


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