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Re: UNC and POSIX paths
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:42:30 -0400
- Subject: Re: UNC and POSIX paths
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On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 07:18:12PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
>BTW, along the same lines, I stated previously it would break
>ash-root.m4. Turns out I was wrong, the m4 has a hard-coded list of
>platforms. So, I have to say, I can't think of one technical or merit-based
>reason this shouldn't be done, aside from the fact that it's annoying to
>hear it endlessly brought up on the mailing list (a problem which an
>implementation would, in fact, solve, not exacerbate).
I can't quite follow the logic here but if you're saying that if we no
longer treated // as /, people who want to use //usr/local/bin would not
complain, you're right. That doesn't mean that a whole new class of
complainer would not show up, however.
I can say with absolute certainty that there is one person who would
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