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Re: cygwin programs called from non-cygwin programs mauling \" in args

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 10:26:13AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Yitzchak,
> On Jan 19 15:34, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > > $ ./nocygparent cygchild
> > > [a\b"c]
> > 
> > Can anybody else confirm this?
> I can.  I already had a look into this.  The command line handling in
> Cygwin is different from the command line handling in MingW or, FWIW,
> VC++ CLI applications.
> The question is if we really should align the rules how a native
> command line is evaluated by a Cygwin process should be aligned
> to Windows rules or not.
> There are three arguments to consider:
> - Using Windows/MingW rules lowers the surprise.
> - Changing the rules at all breaks backward compatibility.
> - Why shouldn't Cygwin applications use their own rules which seem
>   more appropriate for a POSIX application?

Corinna, have you a chance to think about this?  I've come to think that
using the MinGW rules makes most sense.

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