A defect in the pathing routines

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Wed May 24 11:47:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <cgf@cygnus.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 10:05:12AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >I've a small program which shows a problem in the pathing routines.
> >First, the problem starts because path.cc assumes that any string
> >containing a \ is a win32 path.  And if it begins with \ it assumes an
> >absolute win32 path.  IMO, this is wrong.  In the past cygwin supported
> >the backslash for the cygwin path as well.  I think it still should.
> As I've previously stated, the change was made some time ago to make
> cygwin ignore the mount table when it sees a Windows path.  This is so
> that people will not be confused when they specify Windows paths.  Since
> the use of a backslash has no meaning on UNIX I don't see this as
> a terrible thing.
> That means that /tmp is not necessarily equal to \tmp.

I strongly disagree.  Cygwin has always made / and \ equal when referring to
path names.  And, IMNSHO, it should continue to do so.


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