[GRASS-dev] Wingrass and TclTk

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue Oct 30 21:35:36 EDT 2007

Moritz Lennert wrote:

> > some things are specified Win style,
> > some Unix style ...
> AFAIU, Windows understands both \ and / as path separator, so it 
> shouldn't make a difference, but you are right that we should unify this 
> if we can to avoid confusion.

The shell (cmd.exe or command.com) only accepts \. A / is treated as
marking a flag, even when it occurs in the middle of a word.

Given that GRASS uses / internally, there may be problems with passing
Windows filenames to modules. If the filename is passed directly to
e.g. fopen(), there won't be a problem, but attempting to parse the
filename with e.g. strchr(..., '/') will cause problems.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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