Proposal: Add System.FilePath.Cygwin

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at
Thu Jun 4 14:39:13 EDT 2009

And the module should use "/cygdrive/c/foo" instead of "c:/foo".

On 6/4/09, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at> wrote:
> Hi
> Proposal: Add System.FilePath.Cygwin
> Ticket at:
> I propose we add the module System.FilePath.Cygwin to the filepath
> library. This module would be based on System.FilePath.Windows but
> with '/' as the preferred path separator, rather than '\\' as for
> Windows. This module would never be available as System.FilePath, and
> would always have to be imported specifically if wanted.
> The desire for this module comes from working with the Cygwin shell,
> which supports Windows syntax but requires the alternative separator.
> I have been using such a module for a few months, and find it very
> useful.
> There are no backward compatibility concerns, as it is a new separate module.
> Discussion deadline: 18th June 2009.
> Thanks, Neil
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