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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-18 10:37:35

On Monday 18 December 2006 16:32, Andreas Fredriksson wrote:
> On 12/18/06, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Which shell is that that does not like forward slashes. I think all versions of Windows
> > I ever used had no problems with forward slashes. I don't say that you shell is "wrong",
> > but I'd like to know what's the actual problem here.
> The vanilla cmd shell in windows doesn't accept forward slashes. Or
> rather, the programs supplied with that shell don't:
> C:\temp>mkdir foo
> C:\temp>mkdir foo\bar
> C:\temp>dir foo/bar
> Parameter format not correct - "bar".
> C:\temp>mkdir foo/bar/baz
> The syntax of the command is incorrect.

That's builtin shell commands, but we're talking about compiler invocation command.
For example, for quite some time we was recommending using forward slashes when
specifying full path to msvc compiler.

- Volodya

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