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Re: [DotGNU]An obvious solution to '/' vs '\\'

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]An obvious solution to '/' vs '\\'
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 07:54:34 +1000

Gopal V wrote:
> Hi All,
>         I've been thinking hard about what Rhys said about directory
> seperators issue in pnet ... Why not let a compile time macro handle
> the entire issue ?...

Directory separators aren't the issue.  Windows can handle '/'
as a separator just fine - has been doing so since the MS-DOS
days.  The only reason why Windows-o-philes use '\' is because
of a poor choice of option switch character in early MS-DOS
command-line tools: '/' instead of '-'.

The problem is two fold: absolute path resolution (i.e handling
drive names and network shares), and locating system directories.

We currently look in "/usr/local/lib/cscc/lib" as a hardwired
path for certain things.  These types of lookups need to be found
and replaced with something else.

I know what I need to do - it's just finding some time to do it.
But there is no quick fix to this problem.  It's on my TODO list.



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