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Over the years I have learned not to care. I have seen and done both so when I start building paths I use PathAddBackslash because it adds one only if necessary. This way the code can accommodate both options.
Lately, I use no leading slashes and I have trailing slashes on directories. Plane, old file names never have them.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
Zero blue screens. The only time the OS *ever* went down was due to two causes. Driver development, but we all knew to stay away. And, shutting down your workstation then realizing you just shutdown the cluster (and 5000 people would be calling soon).
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759