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Re: another APR question

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-09-09 02:07:23 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> Just the Mac. Windows doesn't allow "/".

Oh. (Are we positive about that? I thought Windows, or maybe it was
WinNT, did... but not at all sure about my memory on this.)

> APR has not been ported to the Mac, so I don't know what the proper
> resolution would be.
>
> IMO, we should not allow them. The slashes also interfere with URL
> construction.

I think it'd be okay if the initial release(s) didn't handle slashes
in filenames.

But I'm a little leery of deliberately designing in an inability to
handle them. Plenty of Mac users out there like to put slashes in
their filenames, and it seems unreasonable to limit them to Unix's
file conventions. The svn_delta_edit_fns_t callbacks have been
designed to be path-separator independent, and so has the path library
interface (since it's always adding or removing a single component, it
never has to guess about the boundaries).

DAV is supposed to work on all platforms, right? So interfering with
DAV URLs is an issue that would have to be faced sometime anyway
(?)...
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