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Re: [RFC] Canonical Paths

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-08-28 23:10:30 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@apache.org> writes:

> > 3. The canonical form for the path representing the current directory
> > could be either "." or "". Currently the path library is not
> > consistent. We should pick one, and then we do not need to handle
> > the other. APR is know to have some problems using "", so "."
> > would be the one I would choose.
> Yeah, "." is the right answer if you ask me.

If you ask me, OTOH, "." is the wrong answer. If you canonicalize the
current directory to ".", what are you going to canonicalize a
reference to a regular file called "." to on a system that supports
such files (like AmigaOS)? I don't know of any system that allows ""
as the name of a regular file.

  // Marcus

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