[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Jul 5 13:44:17 CEST 2010

T T wrote:

 > Also, using "slashed"
 > paths in explorer (and throughout the Windows API) works just fine for
 > me, contrary to what you say.  Have you actually tried and found
 > otherwise?  So, I don't find your arguments fully convincing/accurate.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa : forward slashes /do/
work in Explorer as Tomek says, provided that one enters them
after Explorer has been launched (e.g., by pasting into the "Address"
field).  I can only think that when testing, I tried

	Start /Run Explorer <forward-slash-delimited path>

and this does indeed not work.  However, in the main, Tomek is
correct, I am wrong and I gratefully stand corrected.  Of course
Windows users still expect to see backslashes, and would prefer
not to see them re-written as forward slashes, but that is a far
weaker case than my original claim.

Now where did I put those nettles ??? !

** Phil.

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