[2/3] ntdll: don't treat DOS paths starting with / as Unix paths

Vincent Povirk madewokherd+8cd9 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 10:21:47 CDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Luke Benstead <kazade at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably a really dumb question... but why does wine support
> UNIX paths? What is the circumstance where a Windows application will
> be trying to access a native file or directory? The only example I can
> think of is that an app has specifically been written to be used in
> Wine, in which case, shouldn't native UNIX paths be disabled by
> default, and perhaps turned on with an environment variable?

If an app is written for use in Wine, there's an API it can use
specifically for converting Unix paths to Windows paths.

I have no idea why this is deemed useful. Then again, I'm also the guy
who at the start of the thread said this is stupid and we really
should stop.

Vincent Povirk

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