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RE: *sigh*, Windows file open \ vs. / problem

From: Jay Freeman \(saurik\) <saurik_at_saurik.com>
Date: 2002-02-11 20:59:33 CET

The issue states that there should be a "svn_path_to_internal()"... so
the client would be converting it's path from D:\Code\hello to
D:/Code/hello? What about on platforms where : is a separator and / is
legal in filenames? (like Mac OS 9, well, the first part, I'm only 50%
sure of the second part, and we're just being lucky that / isn't valid
on Win32). As far as I'm concerned, the API needs to be accepting the
OS's path separators at all points. Oh, wait, I'm seeing it now: the
problem with URLs...

OK, now that I've said that, is that paragraph supposed to be placed in
the issue file instead of to the mailing list? :) (I'm not quite sure
about how that is supposed to happen yet.)

Jay Freeman (saurik)

-----Original Message-----
From: Branko Cibej [mailto:brane@xbc.nu]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 12:22 PM
To: Jay Freeman (saurik)
Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: *sigh*, Windows file open \ vs. / problem

Jay Freeman (saurik) wrote:

>*sigh*.... I have no idea what code is responsible for dealing with /
>vs. \, but it definitely isn't being done :). It doesn't seem like APR
>is dealing with it, and ends up trying to pass this mess to
>Isn't that wrong anyway? Even if you converted the \'s correctly it
>wouldn't be pointing to the right place. Is this my fault? Was I
>supposed to do conversion before passing it to the API? Even then, I
>would assume that somewhere it would be converting _back_ before
>it to CreateFile() (either in APR or in Subversion somewhere). Well,
>is this problem that is causing my problem with files showing up as
>unversioned even when they are supposed to be marked normal.
Ah. Right now, Subversion doesn't accept \ as the separator on Windows,
only /. We used to have that feature, but it was implemented so horribly

that we threw it out, but didn't replace it with something better (yet).

Look at issue #603, and related #684; it's one of the myriad things I
haven't yet got around to. If you'd care to take on this one, I'd be
eternally grateful!

Brane ╚ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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