[Python-Dev] Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Tue May 29 15:14:04 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> Microsoft's command line cannot cope with two pathnames that must be
> quoted, so if the command path itself must be quoted, then no argument
> to
> the command can be quoted.  There are tricky hacks that can work around
> this mind-boggling stupidity, but life is simpler if Python itself
> doesn't
> use up the one quoted pathname.  I don't know if Microsoft has had the
> good
> sense to fix this in Vista (which I probably will never use, since an
> alternative exists), but they didn't in XP.

Do you have any references for this claim?
In my command line on XP sp2, this works just fine:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC>"c:\Program Files\TextPad 4\TextPad.exe" "c:\tmp\f a.txt" "c:\tmp\f b.txt"

Both the program, and the two file names are quoted and textpad.exe opens them both.


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