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Re: CreateProcess() - executed program gets different argument depending if it's compiled with gcc (cygwin) or cl (VS)?

On 02/18/2010 03:24 PM, Piotr Krukowiecki wrote:
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin)
reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin period com wrote:
<>.  Don't feed the spammers.

On 02/18/2010 12:55 PM, Piotr Krukowiecki wrote:
- if the executed program is compiled with cygwin's gcc the program
receives \\foo.cxx (just one backslash at the begining).
- if it's compiled with cl it gets \\\foo.cxx (double
backslash - what I expected)
'\' is an escape character in C, Unix, and Linux.  In Windows, it's a
path separator.  Use '/' instead when working with Cygwin and you'll
avoid allot of problems.  Better yet, use POSIX paths exclusively.

"\\hostname" is remote path location, I don't think I can use "//hostname" instead, either for cygwin program and especially not for not-cygwin program, can I? (can't check it now)

With Windows, you're free to use either path separator. With Cygwin, you're life will be easier if you use '/' though it will accept '\' too if properly escaped.

Cygwin understands UNC path syntax using '/'.  I would expect
Windows to be cranky about '//' as a UNC path indicator though.
If you need the source to compile, link, and run appropriately
on either compiler, then you need to port it so it will, if that's
what you're concerned about.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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