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Re: [Chicken-users] Bug in canonical-path?

From: Elf
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Bug in canonical-path?
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:43:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008, John Cowan wrote:

Elf scripsit:

In Windows,
\ and / are interchangeable in system calls, although the command shell,
the desktop, and other file windows and dialogue boxes don't accept \
but only /.

I should have said "don't accept / but only \", of course.

this is not strictly true; during installation of files (eg for
chicken-setup) some calls are done through the command shell.

In which case the code should be specialized for that purpose.

this was the original intent.

the / notation has certain other concerns as well, mostly involving
drive letter.

Well, yes: a path beginning [A-Za-z]:[/\\] is absolute on Windows but
not on Unix.  That too is a special case.

see above.

i will be adding flags to it for handling special cases at my earliest convenience.


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