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Re: Re: A List of Issues

From: Ben King <bking_at_answerfriend.com>
Date: 2002-06-06 16:13:33 CEST

> > GetLongPathName() looks promising, but I don't have an easy way of
> > testing...
> That does what you want, but is Windows-2000 and up (NT5+)


> Try this instead :
> WIN32_FIND_DATA findData;
> if (h = FindFirstFile(argv[1], &findData)) {
> printf("\"%s\"\n", findData.cFileName);
> FindClose(h);
> }

At first I had a horrible flashback for Borland TurboC programming
and DOSFindFirst() or whatever the function name was... then, when
the spasms stopped, I thought: "Wasn't that for wildcarding?"

Then, I realized: without cygwin, svn has no wildcard/globbing support
on Win32. If we were to use FindFirst/FindNext to do wildcard expansion,
we'd get the canonical names for free[1], wouldn't we?

This seems like The Right Thing To Do, for overall usability, *and*
to solve (some of) the case issues.

> It's two calls but doesn't scan the actual directory anymore than
> GetLongPathName would internally. (Only returnes the filename btw.)


> Cheers, Martijn.



[1] For sufficiently large values of "free".

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