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Re: use /, : for dirs, paths on Windows?

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: use /, : for dirs, paths on Windows?
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 08:58:37 +0800
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On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 02:14:52PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     Currently we use \ and ; for dirs and paths on Windows, because
     that's the local convention.  However, I understand that most GNU
     software uses / and :, even on Windows.  Being uniform would
     allow use to get rid of DIR_SEPARATOR and PATH_SEPARATOR, which
     are kind of ugly.
     What do you guys think?

Get rid of them.

Currently the only way of building fro windows is through Cygwin,
which interprets the proper /: posix convention.  \ and ; might be
needed if and when pspp ever gets built natively for windoze.  But I
expect there will be a lot of other problems to overcome and
separators will be just one of them.


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