Bob S. wrote:
How did DOS (and then Windows) ever decide to use backslash I wonder?
And a pox on “drive letters” while we’re at it!
The Unix approach seems so much more logical to me…
It was only with DOS 2.0 (1983) that they had the idea of trying to make
a Unix clone. DOS 1.x (1981) was a CP/M clone, which in turn was a
something-by-DEC clone. / was no longer available in 1983, because it
had already been established as the command-flag delimiter.