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Re: posix and win32 enviornment

On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Andrew DeFaria wrote:

> Shankar Unni wrote:
> > Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >
> >> [...] you'll be using the MinGW libraries, and your  program will not
> >> understand POSIX paths (i.e., you'll have to use Win32  ones).
> >
> > Well, to be totally, utterly nitpicky, I believe "/WinNT/System32" is
> > a valid POSIX filename which will be understood by Win32 programs as
> > well (assuming that their current drive is "C:" :-).
> And also assuming that your Windows installation is in WinNT. With XP
> that's C:\Windows!
> (Hey you were the one that started this "totally, utterly nitpicky"
> stuff :-) )

Upping the level of nitpicking (and off-topicness) here, I don't see where
Shankar assumes that the Windows installation is WinNT.  In fact, Win98
will happily understand (and access, if it exists) the /WinNT/System32
directory (or file, as may well be).  The only thing assumed here is that
the directory is on the C: drive. :-)
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