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Re: [Groff] Strange error messages from Groff 1.22.3

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Groff] Strange error messages from Groff 1.22.3
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:27:07 +0200

> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:46:22 +0000
> From: Keith Marshall <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Perhaps Eli's explanation is overly simplistic.  In reality, cmd.exe
> doesn't process those directory separators, no matter whether they are
> specified as slashes, (as POSIX and $DEITY mandate), or reversed
> slashes, (as Microsoft recommend); that is actually the responsibility
> of the application which is invoked.

Except when an internal command of cmd.exe is being invoked.

> The real problem here is that Windows users tend to be hung-up on the
> (bogus) notion that they must use reversed slashes, and will tend to do
> so

At least for me, the single most important reason to use backslashes
is that then I can use TAB-completion on the cmd.exe command line.

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