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RE: Tcl file separator
- From: "Nellis, Kenneth" <Kenneth dot Nellis at acs-inc dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:56:34 -0600
- Subject: RE: Tcl file separator
- References: <20110126053350.GA31872@ednor.casa.cgf.cx>
From: Christopher Faylor
> Tcl is currently one part of the Cygwin installation that is pretty
> much pure windows. It is that way for the sole purpose of working
> with the insight debugger. So it takes windows paths and is not a
> real Cygwin application.
> I'm working on this very very slowly but I don't have an ETA for when
> this will be fixed.
I'm glad it's getting some attention. Thank you!
IMHO, more important than making it Linux-like is making it self-
consistent, even if it makes it more Windows-like. For example "pwd"
outputs forward slashes while "file separator" outputs backslashes.
Regardless, I trust you (CGF) to make the right choices.
BTW, I use my own version of tclsh, which uses readline for the
command prompt. I would think a lot of tclsh users would appreciate
that being part of the standard release. It's probably an upstream