Problem with ghc on Windows ME

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Jan 27 15:50:34 EST 2004

We looked into this issue today (without access to a Win98/ME box
though).  The conclusion, I think, is that:

  - rawSystem is wrongly escaping backslashes before executing
    the command.

  - NT-derived flavours of Windows are more forgiving than
    Win95-derived Windows when it comes to multiple backslashes
    used as directory separators.

There's an easy fix (patch attached).  If anyone would like to test the
patch and let us know if it helps, that would be greatly appreciated.

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