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Re: [RFC] Canonical Paths

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-08-29 00:48:11 CEST

Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@iki.fi> writes:

> Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> > David Waite <mass@akuma.org> writes:
> >> How many files in your CVS are named '.'? ;-)
> >
> > That's beside the point. I don't like the principle of disallowing
> > some pathnames, regardless of how silly or seldom used they are. I
> > can live with the system not being able to version control files or
> > directories called '.svn', since obviously the WC needs some name
> > for the storage of its metadata. But adding '.' to the list of
> > forbidden names when it's easy not to seems evil.
> MacOS supports having NUL-characters in filenames, since they are
> stored as pascal-strings. When does APR support those on MacOS?

Interresting. And as I noted elsewhere, it could also have "/" in
filenames since the directory separator is ":", which means the
canonicalization of "foo:bar/gazonk" to "foo/bar/gazonk" would not be

The ideal canonicalization format would probably be a list of
svn_string, but that might be a bit awkward to work with.

  // Marcus

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