On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:52:52 +0100, Mike Wey wrote:

AFAIK the windows API will accept both the forward and backward slash,
so not something GTK/GLib does for you.

Not to be cynical about Windows, but I'm actually surprised. Is this a recent thing? I have vague memories of getting grief while using the wrongward-facing slashes in code back in the oughts. Don't remember which language or whether it was web or desktop.

Seems I'm going to have to rethink I lot of what I've always thought of as givens.

Thanks for straightening me out, Mike.