I haven't been able to download using PID for ages....

Mark Rogers 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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