Some more notes

David Bolen db3l at
Sat Oct 23 22:20:11 CEST 2004

Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:

> That's not necessary in almost all cases.  Windows happily(*)
> accepts forward slashes in all system calls.  The only place
> it does not is in the *shell* (aka and cmd.exe). (...)

Actually, almost all system calls.  I don't have the precise list
handy, but there are some related to networking that use UNC names
that expect to see a machine name supplied as a string as "\\machine"
and will not accept "//machine".

-- David

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