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Re: Path separator
- From: Greg Fenton <greg_fenton at yahoo dot com>
- To: Max Bowsher <maxb at ukf dot net>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 15:00:46 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Path separator
--- Max Bowsher <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> No: Cygwin != _WIN32.
No argument from me here. :-)
> A native/Cygwin dual-mode binary sounds like a clever idea, but AFAIK
> has never been done before, and is probably ridiculously infeasible
> the balance of work/benefit.
I don't see that the amount of work is ridiculous at all. Any portable
code will have a path-conversion (canonicalization) function in place
for any and all file system access. That canonicalization should be
able to determine the PATH_SEPARATOR for the given environment.
For my code to support win32 and cygwin, I only need to know what the
PATH_SEPARATOR is for the current running environment. It may not be
in Cygwin right now, but wouldn't this be a Good Thing (and benign for
those who want to ignore it)?
I'm still open to suggestions if there are any others.
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