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Re: Windows patches for the next release

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Windows patches for the next release
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:57:53 +0300

> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 01:06:58 -0400
> From: Christopher Faylor <address@hidden>
> >> I'm not sure it's correct to consider \a to be an absolute path in the
> >> same way that /a is since they mean different things to Cygwin but I
> >> guess that's not something that I have to worry about.
> >
> >I thought about that as well.  I actually think that Cygwin should not
> >consider a backslash as a directory separator, even if HAVE_DOS_PATHS
> >is defined.  What do you think?
> Hmm.  I'm not sure.  It wouldn't bother me but there may be people who
> want to be able to use backslashes.

I just think that a backslash will fail to do what the users expect,
certainly if the recipe's commands are invoked via the shell.

Would asking on the Cygwin list help understanding whether users will
object to such a change?

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