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Re: Path separator

Greg Fenton wrote:
> --- Max Bowsher <> 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 on
>> 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)?

Drastic oversimplification.

For example, one other thing you would need to do, is dynamically link to
cygwin1.dll, which is not supported, because no one is sufficiently
interested and has the time to research and write the code allow that to


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