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    Funny Dev C++ error

    Hey all,

    Today I was at college and I decided to download and install Dev C++. Everything was fine until I tried to compile, and it said something about not supporting a directory type, unfortunately I can't remember exactly what it said.

    The only thing I can think of is it either has trouble with the "My Documents" type dirs, or the remote drive dir, can anyone shed some light on this? I'll have more info tomorrow.

    OS is Windows of course.
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    OS: Windows XP
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    I think that it internally uses DOS filenames which of course are limited to 8(?) characters, and choke on spaces.

    Alternately, you you move a project to another directory, you'll get an error, too.

    Which version are you running?
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    Dev does seem to choke on spaces in the directory, but you can get more then 8 characters without any problems.

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    It's the latest version 5 beta.

    I'll report back tomorrow with the exact error.
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    Me again, first of all please note that this is NOT a bump.

    I've given up on the idea of using dev C++ at my college, I don't have enough space. But I'm still curious as to the error.

    I'm quite sure the error was that it doesn't support "UNC" dir names. So can anyone clarify what are "UNC" directory names? I still think it has something to do with the "My" prefix directories.
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    UNC directory names are Names of a directory in a network. e.g. "\\server\directory1\dir2\"
    But I think Windows does some bad things with the My Documets Folders (Icons...)


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    It's not a pure DevC++ limitation. MinGW has some serious problems with certain pathnames (like pathnames with spaces i.e. C:\Program Files\).
    I think they've worked around some of those limitations in the more recent versions, but there are still some issues. i.e. if you compile a program with profiler support and link the mingw profiler library, the profile data won't be written to disk if your program is in a folder like C:\Documents and Settings etc.
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    your code here....

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    I'm quite sure the error was that it doesn't support "UNC" dir names. So can anyone clarify what are "UNC" directory names? I still think it has something to do with the "My" prefix directories
    You may be able to get away with doing a drive mapping. in other words, make the UNC path drive X or whatever. Then the path is no longer UNC and Dev may be able to understand it.
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