When did Windows start accepting forward slash as a path

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sun Sep 28 00:48:38 CEST 2003

In article <YAZd/ks/Kjpc089yn at the-wire.com>, Mel Wilson wrote:

>>>I have a question that is not directly Python-related.  But I thought
>>>I'd ask the most erudite group that I know... :-)
>>>When did Windows start accepting the forward slash as a path separator

> Internally, the routines in the API have accepted '/' as a path
> separator for a long, long time.  It's the command-line
> processors that kick up a fuss.

And that could always be fixed by running a real shell a-la MKS,
Cygwin, etc.

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