I confirmed this. This makes a huge difference for usability of DSL-style code. That is worth the trouble because otherwise many packages are unusable in a REPL.
As for the test, now that I have it working: I think hese are all know, but with the #master of the mintty-julia repo:
- I needed to call it as
.\mintty.exe julia from a new powershell after adding julia to the path.
- It launched a second
mintty window along with the julia one, which sounds to be a standard problem
cd crashed everything, as was discussed.
What might be helpful is instructions for creating the shortcut that would be emulate what would be done automatically for adding to the windows menu and toolbar.