[UNPATCH]Slashes in regtool.exe
Wed Jun 27 19:46:00 GMT 2001
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 07:39:24PM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
>The change is unnecessary. Corrina added the capability in January 2000. I
>have confirmed this behavior with the version of regtool.exe that is part of
>1.3.2. Part of the confusion may be because the leading '\\' is not
>required if '\\' separators are being used; it probably ought to be.
>Perhaps the examples in usage_msg could show both types of separators.
>If the first character of the key is '/' (see two lines before patch),
>translate() is called to convert '/'s to '\\'s so the user doesn't have to
>dirty his hands with '\\' _unless_ she wants to use a key part that
>contains '/'. If any part of the key contains '/', you don't want
>translate() to get its mitts on the string so the first character may not be
>The help screen says "-p" causes '/' to be appended to key names, but it
>actually appends '\\'. I still can't send patches since my assignment isn't
>done yet, but you might want to fix this when you reverse the patch.
Ok. I've reverted the patch and fixed the documentation.
Thanks for checking this.
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