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Re: UNC and POSIX paths
- From: Andrew DeFaria <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:45:53 -0700
- Subject: Re: UNC and POSIX paths
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On 06/17/2013 10:54 AM, email@example.com wrote:
As to why not fix the upstreams committing these atrocities, it's the
obvious reason -- occasionally one encounters a large body of dense,
non-fixable-by-sed/perl, poorly commented "spaghetti" script-code that
makes "clever," deep usage of the assumption that "//" == "/". Being
able to turn this feature off at one's option would enable them to
rule out "//" as a problem when they suspect it might be, and have the
additional benefit of not having to fix such code, in order to run it.
If upstream code is broken it's broken. You can 1) fix it and submit it
as a patch or 2) don't fix it and find a better solution.
Stripping off additional '/''s is not that hard a problem to solve -
even in spaghetti code.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are
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