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Re: PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN
The choice to use slashes as qualifers instead of dashes was “just to be different” as well.
This was ’78-81. VMS wasn’t in Gates’ mind at the time.
> On Aug 5, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Nellis, Kenneth <Kenneth.Nellis@xerox.com> wrote:
> From: Erik Soderquist
>> ... DOS did a lot of things
>> against already established conventions, such as using a backslash
>> instead of a forward slash as the directory separator, just "to be
> Not just to be different, but to distinguish from slashes used as
> command qualifiers (a la VMS), don't you think?
> --Ken Nellis
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