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Re: bad PATH conversion under XP
Am 02.02.2011 11:04, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> On Feb 1 23:41, Cyrille Lefevre wrote:
>> I'm reporting a cygwin bug...
>> of course I know I could edit the windows environment variables.
>> however, this problem has to be fixed.
> I agree. It's not the user's fault that Windows applications and
> Windows itself add paths to the environment using quotes and trailing
> backslashes. I applied a patch which removes those, but only when
> Cygwin actually fetches the Win32 environment and initially converts the
> path lists like %Path%. This is not done when calling the
> cygwin_conv_path_list function from the application.
No offense intended, but is it useful to introduce such distinctions as
to when/where/how the variable is fetched? It might cause hard-to-debug
problems later on, don't you think?
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