[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Mon Dec 10 13:20:00 GMT 2018

Greetings, Thomas Wolff!

>>>> BTW, Cygwin itself does it differently. %Cygwin%\bin is converted to /usr/bin.
>>> This setup should be handled in the Posix path domain.
>> Give me a good reason why should you second-guess Cygwin's own functionality?
> You have apparently set up some cmd scripts as mintty user commands, so 
> you're thinking in Windows terms here.

One is very distantly related to another.
I set up programs to work as user commands, it's not actually relevant, if
they are cmd scripts, or perl, both, or neither.

> However, the idea is more to use cygwin tools for such purposes. In either
> case, the path is handled within a cygwin session (mintty) and cygwin does
> the conversion both ways, so it should be fine for you.

The path is handled within a **cygwin** session, but mintty is not it.
And you don't have to second-guess cygwin behavior, if you do it the way I
propose. And you would be safe if behavior would one day change (though I do
not foresee it in this case).

I've tried to do it "your way" for tests.
Had enough of an issue starting Cygwin itself and rolled it back.
Cygwin already quite capable of path conversion, no need to deny it this

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Monday, December 10, 2018 15:54:44

Sorry for my terrible english...

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