[twg-tds] [firstname.lastname@example.org: a TDS question]
jschrod at acm.org
Wed Jul 2 10:55:54 CEST 2003
>>>>> "RK" == Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Vojta <vojta at Math.Berkeley.EDU> writes:
>> 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.
RK> Paul, I know that I can use / with command.com provided by win95++ but
RK> old "real" M$-DOS required \, as far as I remember.
The MS-DOS API supports / as directory separater, starting with at
least 3.11. And with API I don't mean some C library, but the system
calls on the assembler level. (I still have the documentation lying
here around. ;-) Therefore other shells beside command.com supported /
all the time.
command.com does not actively turn / into \. And if any tex.ch for DOS
does so, it's barking up the wrong tree.
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod at npc.de
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