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RE: Poor support for \ on windows from the C API?

From: Arild Fines <arild.fines_at_broadpark.no>
Date: 2003-11-14 22:52:04 CET

D.J. Heap wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>> I thought the main thing here was that we always use the APR path
>> separator, which is '/', and that callers of our libraries need to
>> ensure they pass that. (And don't we have some helper funcs to take
>> care of it?) The command line client is such a caller, for example.
>>
> On Windows, at least, if you don't also get case canonized correctly for
> existing files, then a number of operations can fail.
>
> It would be nice if we had a function to do all the stuff that the
> command line client's target conversion does...would a patch to that
> effect be acceptable? I would think it would be a new function in
> libsvn_subr\path.c that just does what that chunk of
> svn_opt_args_to_target_array already does.
>
> Of course, it's not that hard for C client programs to make a helper
> function to do it also...but it might be more difficult for clients of
> the bindings...I'm not sure.

I never really understood why this isn't handled in libsvn_client. Is there
any scenario in which you *don't* want to perform this
conversion/canonization? If every client of the API basically needs to
create it's own infrastructure to do this conversion anyway, wouldn't it be
better to prevent this redundancy by having libsvn_client handling it?

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