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Re: RFE: allowing "" as a path specification for 'current dir' w/o prepe

From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: RFE: allowing "" as a path specification for 'current dir' w/o prepending './' ?
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:24:03 -0800
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Eric Blake wrote:
On 03/02/2017 01:25 AM, L A Walsh wrote:

However given that some like the current behavior, a way to
allow users a choice of of no-path being the same as "." or
not-prepending "dot" would be the addition of an ENV var
along the lines of "FIND_NOPATH_PREPENDS_NODOT" (or whatever!).

Please, do NOT make the behavior depend on an environment variable.
That is a sure way to break scripts that are not expecting the
environment to cause a change in behavior.  If you want a different
behavior, the right way to do it is via a new command-line option.
   Please do not make blanket statements: A foolish consistency is
the Hobgoblin of small minds.", and please don't come into the
middle of a discussion without reading the previous conversation:

>   ... I find the addition of "./" -- for interactive
>  use, to be *Visual Clutter*.  I was hoping for a simple 'short-cut'
>  for interactive use to get rid of the visual clutter ...

   This is not about a POSIX specified feature (it's undefined), and
is not about something that would normally be used with scripts, so
your argument doesn't seem applicable.

   This topic is about a default, interactive behavior.  Not only
does that not apply to scripts, but, by definition, precludes use
of command-line options.


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