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Re: Windows-specific bug 11183

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Windows-specific bug 11183
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 23:54:36 +0200

> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:59:58 -0500
> From: address@hidden
> Here's a bug report with fix: is this something that we should accept or
> no?
> I don't know what the normal behavior of "\" in a pathname is when
> compiling for DOS/Windows.  The code in the bug may need to be enhanced
> because I think "\" is used to quote "%" in pattern rules.

I tend to advise against this patch.  Apart of the problem you
mentioned (quoting %), there's really no need to use backslashes in
implicit or pattern rules, one can simply use forward slashes.

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