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Re: PATCH: relpath

From: Erik Auerswald
Subject: Re: PATCH: relpath
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 22:27:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 03:18:09PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 12/01/2011 03:00 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
> > 
> >> but few people know that hidden within readlink they will find a
> >> file-name canonicalization tool
> > 
> > The reason is "readlink" is not a good name for canonicalization.
> Maybe this really is a case where we want all three names, 'readlink',
> 'realpath', and 'relpath', sharing a code base with slightly different
> defaults depending on which application you invoke [...]
> I'm hoping that we get enough comments in this thread to make a naming
> decision that we can justify as making more sense than any of the other
> alternatives that were presented at the same time.

This proposal seems to me the best way forward.


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