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Re: Modifications to sanity.sh to support MSVC binary

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: Modifications to sanity.sh to support MSVC binary
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 09:33:17 +0200
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* On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 09:54:55AM -0400 Jim Hyslop wrote:
> One of the biggest stumbling blocks to getting the MSVC binary to work
> with sanity.sh is the path convention (i.e. / vs. \).

I am not familiar with the CVS sources (or sanity.sh), but is this
really necessary? Every Win32 API call can handle BOTH path specifiers,
even in mixed form! That is, c:\abc\def\gh and c:/abc/def/gh and
c:\abc/def\gh are all valid file names, and they point to the same file!
This works even for UNC names: \\server\abc and //server/abc are both

This was true even in the old DOS days: I checked myself with MS-DOS
3.3, it accepted both forms.

It is only many user-level tools (like cmd.exe and command.com) which
have problems with the slash as path separator.

Or do I misunderstand the problem at hand?


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                              http://opencbm.sf.net/
http://www.trikaliotis.net/                     http://www.viceteam.org/

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