cygwin poll

Dirk Fieldhouse
Mon Jan 10 05:14:00 GMT 2000

How about (as an option) automagically transforming in the following fashion:

<reserved>.* <-> <automagic prefix>_<reserved>.*

eg Unix -> Windows $

Provided this is done uniformly you should be able to turn it on and have otherwise cygwin-pathological Unix builds work, without encouraging people to create M$-weird files.

Obviously there is a problem of any escaping convention - what about real files with the automagic first component - but a suitably bizarre choice of prefix should effectively eliminate this problem (at least to orders of magnitude below that of filenames like aux).

Disadvantage: wouldn't help with people using (eg) WinZip to unpack a tar.gz containing

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