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Re: [bug #14965] NSOpenStepRootDirectory() returning wrong result

From: Sheldon Gill
Subject: Re: [bug #14965] NSOpenStepRootDirectory() returning wrong result
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 08:22:36 +0800
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Nicola Pero wrote:
Follow-up Comment #2, bug #14965 (project gnustep):

Probably the reason it was deprecated is that a very long time ago, GNUstep
had a 'GNUSTEP_ROOT' directory (by default '/usr/GNUstep' on GNU/Linux) and
situated as subdirectory of that one (by default '/usr/GNUstep/System',
'/usr/GNUstep/Local' etc).

That long time ago I believe NSOpenStepRootDirectory () was expected to
return $GNUSTEP_ROOT, ie '/usr/GNUstep'.

It was the case. In the mists of time NSOpenStepRootDirectory() was supposed to return $GNUSTEP_ROOT$.

At the time System and Local were there. This is basically the very old Openstep layout.

I certainly agree with the new trend that it should return '/' and I'm very
happy to see that our efforts for removing GNUSTEP_ROOT (which I've finally
manage to entirely remove from gnustep-make about a month ago) are
successfull and it's now not only deprecated but entirely forgotten :-)

GNUSTEP_ROOT would provide nothing useful in terms of API or functionality
and it was a problem in terms of filesystem flexibility, so it's quite a good
change that we now longer have it! :-)

This is why I marked it as deprecated. There isn't a reason to use it anymore and the old uses don't apply.

If you're trying to locate some place in the directory structure you should be using NSSearchPathForDirectoryInDomains()


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