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Re: posix and win32 enviornment

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Andrew DeFaria wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > 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:" :-).
> >
> > 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. :-)
> Well there's no /WinNT on my system!

So create one!  Live large, pretend you're running Win2k... :-D
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