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Re: Quoting, backslashes, CLI and MI
On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 06:30:30AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 16:33:24 -0500
> > From: Daniel Jacobowitz <email@example.com>
> > Prompted by some of Andrew's paths-with-spaces patches, and by another
> > project I'm working on that had to add a var_filename set variable,
> > I've been looking over the way GDB handles quoting of arguments.
> > It's a mess. For most users this is not a big deal; the big losers
> > are (A) pathnames with spaces in them, and (B) pathnames with backslashes in
> > them, e.g. DJGPP and MinGW32 paths.
> Thanks for a comprehensive summary. I will read it in depth and
> respond by this evening; for now just one comment: the DJGPP port
> assumes the user mostly uses forward slashes, not backslashes.
> Perhaps doing that on Windows as well will make the job of fixing
> what's broken easier. I don't think it's a bad limitation.
Thanks; no rush on this - I'll find something else to keep me busy
tomorrow and be back to it.
I don't actually know which form of paths current Windows MI clients
use. I agree that it would be convenient if they mostly used forward
slashes; but it looks like Eclipse uses native backslashed paths
primarily, so I've some interest in supporting them (to perturb Eclipse
as little as possible).