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Re: AW: [MiNT] drive letters (was: Kernal que

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 15:08:05 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:

> > 1) GEM apps access drive letters (ie: C:\clipbrd\scrap.txt)
> > 2) CLI only access real UNIX paths (ie: /tmp/screen.copy)


> No. What's the point of this? Why would the type of the application
> make any difference about how ti access files?
> I would like to see a clear description of the (perceived?) problem
> with the current way MiNT works, and *then* we can discuss how to
> fix that.

I can't see any advantages in this, IMHO it's just a kludge with no
practical use. OK, it will make MiNT look more like a "real" unix,
but I'd rather see some efforts spent in other areas, e.g. kernel.support
for shared libraries, paging/swapping for all MMUs or making MiNTlibs
thread-safe instead of tinkering with minor (useless) cosmethic changes.

** Jo Even Skarstein    http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~josk/
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