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just undo the change (was: cygwin and \ or /)

From: solo turn <soloturn99_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-27 14:05:17 CEST

i think this discussion is going too far. i started it as a usability discussion, and not as a
"what is native or not" and "what is majority or not" discussion.

from a usability point it is clear that:
1. svn uses urls and long paths as input parameter
2. svn uses mostly paths as output parameters
3. users do actions on paths which are the output
   before, and use this arguments in urls and paths.
4. unix-paths use "/", urls use "/", windows cmd
   can understand "/" (see note below), so it is
   pointless that an artificial difference is made there
   by forcing users to break their fingers.
5. it is not a cywin only thing, it is also an url thing.

somebody changed the path output from "/" to "\". it hit useability, which is imo not tolerable.
nobody will understand that effort is put into making svn less usable. and nobody understands that
unix commands should be as unusable as possible.

so i suggest to just undo this change.

and if somebody likes options and likes the effort: put an issue for post-1.0 with option.

windows is moving also to "/" as path separater, windows 2000 already understands it when quoted
like "c:/win32/...". and therefor every windows batch program can be written to accept "/".



From: "Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org>
Subject: RE: cygwin and \ or /
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 23:56:57 +0200
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> From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb@ukf.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 10:26 PM

> Barry Scott wrote:
> > [Opss sent to fast...]
> >
> > Cygwin is an operating system personality inside of the Windows host. Its
> > rules are clear,
> > as are the Windows rules. Going between the tools needs a bit of user
> smarts.
> >
> > The solution that everyone else seems to take is to build the app for
> Cygwin.
> >
> > Why not build the SVN client for Cygwin? If you are a Cygwin user install
> > the SVN client for Cygwin, it will output using / as the path sep,
> > you can cut and paste in the Cygwin world.
> Yes, in fact the answer to "cygwin and \ or /" is very very clear: "/".
> It is the question "MinGW or MSVC and \ or /" that is hard to answer.

Actually it isn't. Since native means native, which is "\".


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