Aw: Re: Problematic interpretion of paths starting with double slashes

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jun 13 09:57:00 GMT 2018

On Jun 12 22:01, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Sven Eden writes:
> > Doing a simple stat on / if (and only if) the UNC lookup
> > fails, does not endanger anything. It wouldn't break
> > anything or do any other damage. Besides from adding an
> > additional <0.01s lag to any failed access that *really*
> > meant a network share.
> >
> > So no. Adding this tiny extra functionality wouldn't break
> > anything for anybody, but allowed the usage of software that
> > relies on the non-cygwin behaviour. (And is outside the
> > users control.)
> Well, it does break things if both
> //this/or/that
> /this/or/that
> exist and then at some point host "this" becomes unreachable.  So I'd
> keep //unc/path to mean just that on principle.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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