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Re: svn_opt_parse_path and canonical paths

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-10-17 01:34:04 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Blair Zajac wrote:
>> I need a version of svn_opt_parse_path() that doesn't canonicalize it's
>> arguments for relative externals (the scheme relative
>> //hostname/path/to/repos has it's // collapsed to / so it becomes a
>> server root relative URL).
>
> Could you simply test for "//" before parsing the path, then re-add the
> extra forward slash after parsing if the prior test returned true?

Yes, but svn_opt_parse_path() always returns canonicalized paths, even though
its documentation in svn_path.h doesn't say so.

Do you think most users of svn_opt_parse_path() know they can pass in
uncanonicalized and always get back canonicalized paths? If not, then I can
relax the code.

I may have to audit all uses of svn_opt_parse_path() and ensure that the result
is passed through one of the canonicalization functions.

Blair

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