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Re: Textmode mounts broken in cygwin 1.5.10-3

Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 06:31:30PM +0200, W. Tuchan wrote:

58 26507 [main] cpp0 1652 open: open (main\loopbacktest.cpp, 0x0)

The mounts are not looked up because you are specifying a Windows path.


If that is the reaseon then 1.5.10-3 behaves different that 1.5.9. Unfortunately I cannot change the path easyly because it is generated from nmake.

I think Cygwin always meant to consider paths with a \ as Windows
paths, but that was not consistently enforced until 1.5.10
AFAIK there is no way to specify a default for Windows paths.
Perhaps the cygdrive choice could apply to them as well, but
changing anything in this area is sure to break something, somewhere.


As I can see from other post as well the last change has already broken something. And the reasoning is not clear for me. Are Windows paths not considered because Windows files do not contain Windows style endlines? Or ist it because unix programs tolerating Windows paths should be able to cope with them. By the way I have always wondered how cygwin distinguishes between text and binary files on a textmode mount.

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