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Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 10:48:04 +0100

On 11/30/06, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

No.  But MSYS does some magic to convert it internally, and evidently
that magic does not support the d:foo form.

OK, so MSYS tools support non-Posix file names but they don't support
C:foo. I suppose the porters didn't care, or didn't consider it
important enough. I tend to agree with them ;)

I didn't say GnuWin32 ports are perfect; they aren't.

No, of course. I was only explaining why do I choose to use MSYS/MinGW
tools even if they would seem "broken" for some people.

We were talking
about support for d:foo in native Windows programs.  I think the
conclusion is that it _is_ supported, do you agree?

It would be foolish not to agree that most programs, and certainly all
Microsoft-supplied ones, do support it. (Hmm, that's a "yes", of


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