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On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 10:31:03 +0100
"John Hind" <> wrote:

> What is it about operating systems that gets everyone so theological
> and partisan? Forward slashes or back slashes are just arbitrary
> conventions and neither is “right” or “wrong”. If anything is “wrong”
> here it is the ugly and error-prone “C” language use of escape
> sequences in strings which unfortunately was inherited by Lua.

Sorry?  There is nothing wrong with C's escape sequences if you use the
directory separator of the OS it was designed for use with :)