From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain on
On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:44:08 +0100
mk <mrkafk(a)> wrote:
> It reminds me of why Windows uses backslashes for path separation
> instead of slashes: what I've *heard*, and do not know if it's true,
> it's because Gates fancied using / for options switch instead of -, and
> to hell with established practice.

That was because CP/M used slashes for options and DOS copied that. By
the time hierarchy was added it was too late to change.

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