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Re: [RFC] Canonical Paths

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-08-29 15:13:06 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 11:13:58PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> >...
> > However, as I said in an earlier mail, we cannot use "" at present.
> > If someone wants to fix APR, or wrap all Subversion's APR calls, they
> > can do it. My priority is the systems I use, which happen to run
> > Subversion *now*.
> As a meta-issue, I just wanted to note that I support this point of view.
> Developers are contributing their time. As a result, they get to choose how
> and where their time is applied. And in a case like this, it is the most
> feasible situation: code for a platform that you use/know, rather than
> guessing at what "is out there."

Strange how things turn out. I have made the changes to the path
library, the path regression tests now pass using either "." or "" as
the empty path (and switching is easy). However when we come to the
full regression test "." fails abysmally, whereas "" works. I've
looked at a few of the "." failures and it appears that the FS library
also uses the path library, and it doesn't handle "." as an empty dir.

So, despite my earlier emails, it looks like I'm going to make "" the
canonical empty path. Hey, we all knew that was the really the right
solution, didn't we ;-)

Philip Martin
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Received on Thu Aug 29 15:13:45 2002

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