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Re: PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> From: Erik Soderquist
>> ... DOS did a lot of things
>> against already established conventions, such as using a backslash
>> instead of a forward slash as the directory separator, just "to be
> Not just to be different, but to distinguish from slashes used as
> command qualifiers (a la VMS), don't you think?
The roots of MS-DOS can be traced (via 86-DOS) to CP/M, not VMS.
Incidentally, CP/M also uses forward slashes for the program's options.
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