# Re: Possible regression in externals definitions?

From: Mark Parker <godefroi_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:18:57 -0600

Mike Dixon wrote:
> In 1.6 it's now possible to escape characters in externals by putting a
> backslash before them. This means that your 'external_dir\inner_dir' now
> resolves as 'external_dirinner_dir' because the '\i' in the middle is
> converted to just 'i'.
>
> There are some advantages to this (I think you can now use '\ ' to put
> spaces in your path now? Not certain.) but the downside is that it
> forces everyone to write paths the *nix way.
>
> In other words, it's not a bug, it's a feature. ;)
>
> -Mike

That makes sense. It's unfortunate that it breaks a large part of my
externals definitions, but I guess the benefits outweigh the issues.
Thanks for your help!

Mark

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