Path Separator and Windows

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! :slight_smile:

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.

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