[Win32utils-devel] Windows platform detection
djberg96 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 20:42:14 EST 2011
On 1/18/11 4:44 AM, Luis Lavena wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:01 AM, Daniel Berger<djberg96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> RUBY_PLATFORM and File::ALT_SEPARATOR are the only ones been set.
> Normally ALT_SEPARATOR is nil on every platform except Windows.
Looking at defines.h I see this:
#if defined(MSDOS) || defined(_WIN32) || defined(__human68k__) ||
#define DOSISH 1
# define DOSISH_DRIVE_LETTER
Wikipedia tells me that human68k is an OS for a Sharp workstation. EMX
is a programming environment for DOS and OS/2.
Ruby's file.c simply makes this check:
rb_define_const(rb_cFile, "ALT_SEPARATOR", Qnil);
Hm, maybe I have nothing to worry about after all. I *thought* the
configure script would be a little more robust than that, but I guess not.
Anyway, I guess I'll go back to using File::ALT_SEPARATOR after all
since I don't care about Sharp's OS, and the rest are one DOS
environment or another.
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