[twg-tds] [gaulle@idris.fr: a TDS question]

Paul Vojta vojta at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Jul 1 00:34:36 CEST 2003

> From: Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>
> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 05:48:09 +0200
> To: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
> Subject: Re: [twg-tds] [gaulle at idris.fr: a TDS question]
> Cc: twg-tds at tug.org, gaulle at idris.fr
> Isn't the translation from / to the OS's native separator done in
> tex.ch?  EmTeX accepted / on old M$-DOS versions while command.com
> required \.  As far as I remember / worked on NOS-VE as well.

Command.com required \ only because / had special meaning as the "switch
character".  If you changed the "switch character" to -, then you could
use / as the pathname separator in command.com.

--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu

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