[plt-scheme] Re: 352.8

From: Eric Hanchrow (offby1 at blarg.net)
Date: Mon Oct 23 02:02:04 EDT 2006

>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> writes:

    Matthew> ...  "/" isn't always a separator for Windows paths

My understanding is that with a small number of exceptions, / can be
used as path separator.

The exceptions I'm aware of are:

* cmd.exe's command line -- for backwards compatibility, since many
  DOS programs treated / as introducing option flags, analogously to
  how *nix uses '-'

* the Windows shell (aka "Explorer").  For reasons I cannot fathom,
  you must use backslashes.

But the Win32 API functions, as far as I know, all allow forward

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