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[Fwd: [bugs #7534] [NSString stringByStandardizingPath] won't expand ..

From: Kazunobu Kuriyama
Subject: [Fwd: [bugs #7534] [NSString stringByStandardizingPath] won't expand .. (parent directory).]
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 07:07:58 +0900
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        [bugs #7534] [NSString stringByStandardizingPath] won't expand
.. (parent directory).
Date:   Sat, 31 Jan 2004 17:05:43 -0500
From:   Kazunobu Kuriyama <address@hidden>
To:     address@hidden

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[bugs #7534] Full Item Snapshot:

URL: <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=7534>
Project: GNUstep
Submitted by: Kazunobu Kuriyama
On: Sat 01/31/04 at 22:05

Category:  Base/Foundation
Severity:  3 - Ordinary
Item Group:  Change Request
Resolution:  None
Assigned to:  None
Status:  Open

Summary:  [NSString stringByStandardizingPath] won't expand .. (parent 

Original Submission:  The OpenStep specification is not clear whether the 
expansion must be done or not, while the Cocoa one
clearly states 
In absolute paths only, resolve references to the parent directory (that is, 
the component "..") to the real parent directory if possible using 
stringByResolvingSymlinksInPath which consults the file system to resolve each 
potential symbolic link.

Perhaps, an interpretation of "in absolute paths only" varies when a given path 
contains ~ (user's home directory).  The method of the Mac's version supposedly 




if it works on a UNIX-like system, assuming all the paths exist.  On the other 
hand, with GNUstep, the path is expanded to


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