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Re: Issue 1538 -- local path style

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-10-24 20:33:33 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:

>As I was finally looking over the diff library to see where to change
>paths to use local styles, I realized that might be a bad idea because
>it breaks patch compatibility across platforms. After some testing,
>indeed it does -- generating a patch on Windows using local style paths,
>means it can't be applied (without tweaking) on other platforms.
>So, I think it should be left alone. Any objections?
I agree.

>The rest of this issue involves error messages. There are hundreds I
>have found so far that use internal style paths, and in several cases
>the path could be a url -- no distinction is made, so a url check would
>need to be made before calling the conversion function, before passing
>the path to the error creation function. Should I proceed with this?
>Any comments or recommendations?
I was afraid of that. I suspect that, in most of those places, the URL
vs. path thing could be deduced from context; but probably no two places
are the same...

>Brane, are there any other specific areas you had in mind that should be
>examined more closely?
You mean, apart from converting the path style of command line parameters?

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