Platform-specific file path delimiters

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Sep 23 12:53:02 EDT 2015

A regression with UNC paths was recently fixed:

Most interesting to me there is that it allows the use of the 
Windows-specific "\" as a file path delimiter.

I didn't know OS-specific delimiters could be used.

Can I use backslash in all file I/O calls in Windows?  What are the 
rules that would let me know when I can can use platform-specific file 
path delimiters, and when I need to use the customary Unix-style "/" as 
we normally see on all platforms?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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