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Re: UNC Pathname Handling within Applications

At 07:30 PM 7/15/2004, you wrote:
>* Shankar Unni wrote (2004-07-16 00:52):
>>Thorsten Haude wrote:
>>>- Is there any standard way to approach this problem? Has it come up
>>>before in other applications?
>>I don't know why you are even trying to normalize the paths like this. 
>>Just hand the thing off to the OS. Usually, both the user and the OS 
>>know what it is they are trying to do.
>The path is also displayed at various places. The user might be
>surprised to see surplus slashes.

Better that they be surprised and have things work than be surprised and
complain when things don't work.  Don't shield them from the reality of the
real world.  It's a learning experience and depriving them of that won't
help anyone.

That ends the philosophy lesson for today.  Please go back to your homes
now and meditate on this. ;-)

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