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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Do not use DOS paths on Cygwin

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Do not use DOS paths on Cygwin
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:11:40 -0400

On Wed, 2013-07-31 at 10:37 +0400, Pavel Fedin wrote:
> Looks like, if you want DOS paths, and running under Cygwin, an
> explicit conversion has to be performed on getcwd() result using
> cygwin_conv_path().  However i did not test this further because i
> follow official Cygwin way of doing things, and Cygwin deprecates
> usage of DOS style paths, obviously because they create lots of
> problems in UNIX utilities which are not modified to handle them.
> Cygwin even warns you when some API functions get DOS paths.

Perhaps we need to split the HAVE_DOS_PATHS flag into two flags:
something like ACCEPT_DOS_PATHS which enables various pathname parsing
functions to understand DOS-style paths, and something like
RETURN_DOS_PATHS, which is used in functions that generate absolute
pathnames like abspath etc. to decide whether the generated pathname
should be DOS-like or UNIX-like.

I'm not sure what cygwin_conv_path() does or whether it is needed or
useful in this situation.

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