I haven't been able to download using PID for ages....
mark at quarella.co.uk
Mon Oct 1 09:50:04 EDT 2012
On 01/10/12 13:12, dinkypumpkin wrote:
> Valid, but unnecessary. The Windows command interpreter hands the path to
> get_iplayer as-is, without the need for escaped backslashes.
> No luck involved. The Windows command interpreter just passes the path to
> Perl as a string, where it is interpreted as a directory path.
So in other words Windows only interprets \" and \\ specially, and all the
others (\r, \n, \t, etc) it treats literally? How limiting! :-)
> It would work (at least for Perl apps), but there's no harm in supporting
> native Windows conventions as well. Internally, get_iplayer uses File::Spec
> to handle paths portably.
Absolutely, I wasn't suggesting that \ shouldn't be supported, Windows users
have it hard enough already....
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