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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-10 22:14:17

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From: "Matt Armstrong" <matt_at_[hidden]>

> It makes some sense for things like :P and :D -- the filename
> operations are OS dependent. Perhaps the win32 path functions are
> smart enough to recognize '/' as a path separator, but they use '\'
> when rebuilding the filename.

Of course I understand that. But who is this behavior helping? Surely any
system that depends on it is a fragile one. What's the scenario? To justify
the current behavior, it seems to me that all three of these conditions must
be true:

* The system supports user-specified paths with forward slashes
* The system happens to use these modifiers on all such paths
* The system depends somehow on the lack of forward-slashes in
paths that have been modified.



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