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- Subject: Re: package.searcher modification for lua modules
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:29:25 +0100
2015-09-22 8:02 GMT+01:00 Sean Conner <email@example.com>:
>  Contrary to what Windows people may believe, Windows can support
> paths with '/'. No, really! It can. It has since MS-DOS 2.0
> (1982). It's only the shell, COMMAND.COM that can't 
>  And it can if you call a MS-DOS function to change the option
> character from '/' to '-'.
That's not accurate. The cmd.exe shell can deal with slashes in paths
even without replacing the options prefix, for example:
cd /D C:/
Where slashes break things is in a myriad of obscure failure points
scattered in the programs (MS & 3rd-party) and even some win32 APIs.
So yeah, Windows supports forward slashes just as well as Unix
supports spaces in paths: with many pitfalls.