command line arg expansion

Thu Jan 11 19:38:00 GMT 2007

I have recently upgraded from 1.5.12 to 1.5.23 and noticed something that
has me wondering.    I compiled this on 1.5.23 and have run it under cmd.exe
on on 1.5.12 and 1.5.23:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
   int i, c;

   for (i = 0; i < argc; i++)
      printf("arg[%d]: '%s'\n", i, argv[i]);

On 1.5.12:
C:\>e '/.*/'
arg[0]: 'e'
arg[1]: '/.*/'

On 1.5.23:
C:\>e '/.*/'
arg[0]: 'e'
arg[1]: '/../'
arg[2]: '/./'
arg[3]: '/.other/'

It appears that the runtime initialization on 1.5.23 is doing command line
expansion - is this correct?   If so, is this change documented somewhere so
I get the full explanation?

thanks for any insight,

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