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Re: Path separator
- From: Greg Fenton <greg_fenton at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 19:22:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Path separator
--- Larry Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
> Max is right (surprised Max? ;-) ) But I want to point out something
> else about what you've said. If your main concern is paths, don't
> convert '/' to '\'. Windows understands both under the hood.
> does too but that's another matter). However, this is the least of
> your problems as Max clearly states.
Yes, Max is right. I hadn't thought about the difference between a
"native win32" environment vs. "from a DOS prompt on a system that has
Cygwin in its path" (I rarely, if ever, run in a "native win32"
I don't understand why we don't just get MSFT to ship cygwin1.dll...
One last point: not all flavours of Windows that are targetted for
SWISH-E support the "/" vs. "\" (e.g. Win95/98). At least, I don't
think they support it...but again, its been a long while since I've sat
in front of such a box.
Thanks for the info!
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