Patch for path.cc

David Bolen db3l@fitlinxx.com
Fri Jun 9 08:39:00 GMT 2000


Chris Faylor [cgf@cygnus.com] writes:

> Since we've recently made the change to cygwin to consider the
> existence of a '\' as a Windows path, we are not going to be
> applying this patch.  Sorry.

Is this a hard decision forever or just the near term?  From my perspective,
I think this would be a good enhancement to the current behavior.  You don't
lose the Windows path processing in what I expect is the target case (that
of actually being handed a Windows path using \), and you work better with
those of us using Unix-like paths but sometimes getting automated/system
additions which result in the occasional \.  In that vein it also lessens
the potential deviation from earlier releases of the DLL.

I'm not sure I see a downside (or a weakening of the intended Windows
handling behavior) with this patch - is there something subtle I'm missing?

-- David

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