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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-17 12:36:20

I brought this up a while ago. I believe Beman stated as a rationale
for this behavior that he and other boost developers and users like to
use Windows native paths in Cygwin, using Cygwin as an environment for
Windows software development.

You can define BOOST_POSIX when compiling to force POSIX path handling.
Arguably, POSIX should be the default on Cygwin, since it is designed to
be a POSIX emulation environment, and many users surely use it as such.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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