Proposal: Add System.FilePath.Cygwin

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Jun 4 20:01:51 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 14:24 +0100, Neil Mitchell 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.

Sounds ok to me. Will it share code with the .Windows module or be


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