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Re: The Cygwin User Guide on path names

On Aug 23 12:16, Ken Brown wrote:
> The section on path names in the user guide
> ( strikes me as
> misleading when it says in the first sentence, "Cygwin supports both POSIX-
> and Win32-style paths."  I think it would be better to say "The Cygwin DLL"
> and to emphasize that Cygwin applications do *not* necessarily support Win32
> paths.  See
> for a recent example where this has come up.  It's also come up in
> connection with git and emacs and probably many other applications.
> The documentation also says, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible, is
> deprecated...."  I wonder if this should be strengthened to say something
> like, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible, is strongly deprecated and
> may be removed in a future release of Cygwin."
> I'll be glad to prepare a documentation patch.

Yes, please.  Thanks for the offer,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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