On 24 Sep 2015, at 20:42, Allin Cottrell <cottrell(a)wfu.edu>
On Thu, 24 Sep 2015, Henrique Andrade wrote:
> Dear Gretl Team and Yi-Nung,
> I find a little problem with the getsymbols function (version 0.1). Taking
> a look at line 50 of the function code we can see the following command
> (The same command appear at line 6 of the sample script):
> append "(a)dotdir/tmpM.csv"
> That's nothing wrong with it when we are using Linux or OSX, but Windows
> uses "\" and not "/". So I would like to suggest this fix:
Does the "/" really not work on Windows? I think it ought to; the OS is
supposed to be able to handle forward slashes in filenames.
In my experience: If “/“ is in a filename and the filename is passed to the windows api it
Most of the time it won’t work on the command line since / is the Windows equivalent of
the Linux/Unix option character “-“.
One caveat: maybe Microsoft programs don’t accept it.
I would just try it on a Windows machine and see what happens.
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