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Re: [RFC] Do not treat '\' as escape character on MinGW Windows hosts
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: Chris Moller <cmoller at redhat dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:33:08 -0400
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Do not treat '\' as escape character on MinGW Windows hosts
- References: <20100421203354.GD6588@adacore.com> <20100421220828.GA19620@ednor.casa.cgf.cx> <20100422001714.GD19194@adacore.com> <20100422023421.GA20111@ednor.casa.cgf.cx> <20100422103718.GG19194@adacore.com> <4BD03906.firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Understood, and it's not obvious to me that you'll be outvoted. This
> >is why I am asking for comments more than a review at this point.
> >I would like to challenge the "workaround" term, though :-P. I much as
> >I dislike Windows (and believe me, I really dislike this platform),
> >I think that if we are going to support Windows,
> That, then, is the fundamental question. Certainly, Windows support
> adds to code complexity, which is always a bad thing.
Let's imagine that we have a bug in the software, can we reasonably tell
the user that his bug will not be fixed because the fix complexifies
the code? To a Windows user, not being able to use backslashes in paths
is a bug!