Hal Fulton wrote:
> Rick DeNatale wrote:
>> On 9/6/06, Berger, Daniel <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Indeed.  This is why all paths generated using the pathname2 package
>>> convert all forward slashes to backslashes.  Also, the various PathXXX
>>> functions do NOT work with forward slashes.
>>
>>
>> If only Gary Kildall had not decided to use / instead of - for
>> parameter markers in CP/M, so that it wasn't taken when directories
>> were added. I'm pretty sure that he's the one to blame, or did it come
>> from one of the DEC operating systems he used as a model for the
>> 'shell?'
> 
> Interesting question. I always assumed the /x notation
> came to DOS by way of CP/M, but now I recall that it
> was also in TOPS10.
> 
> And yes, that was a looong time ago. My keychain has
> 2000 times as much memory as the college mainframe
> had then.
> 
> 
> Hal
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And VMS and RSX-11. My recollection is that CP-M command line syntax in
fact descends from RSX-11 and/or RT-11, so it's not surprising.