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From "Brian Havard" <>
Subject RE: apache_1.3b3-dev_win32_a.exe
Date Wed, 22 Oct 1997 00:47:00 GMT
On Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:49:10 -0700 (PDT), Dean Gaudet wrote:

>> I would think you could just use \"Program Files"\ and have it work as well...
>The problem is that under unix it's the shell's job to bust up the command
>line arguments and pass them to the program in an argv[] vector, so this
>works fine.  Under WIN32 (and DOS, and OS/2, and Win 16) the program is
>passed an unparsed single string from the command line.  It then has to
>bust it up ... and the C runtime typically busts it up on whitespace
>boundaries to form argv[]. 
>A user reported that "\Program Files\Apache" didn't work.  So I'm guessing
>that Microsoft's C runtime doesn't grok quotes.  Which is annoying.

Sounds pretty broken to me. I just tried Borland, Watcom and emx gcc (under
OS/2). ALL handle quotes on the command line correctly (strip quotes, making
contents a single argv[] entry). 

So who picked MS C anyway? Isn't there a gcc for Win32 now?

 |  Brian Havard                 |  "He is not the messiah!                   |
 |  |  He's a very naughty boy!" - Life of Brian |

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