The treatment of a:/foo in cgf's sandbox

Elfyn McBratney elfyn@cygwin.com
Thu Jul 3 17:50:00 GMT 2003


On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 05:56:53PM +0100, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> >On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >
> >> As it turns out, it is moderately hard to get the DLL to do something like
> >> 'Treat a:/foo' as ./a:/foo in certain directories'.  So, for now, I've
> >> fallen back to requiring that if you want to reference something that
> >> looks like a drive in the current directory, you have to prefix the
> >> path with ./.  That means that a:/ still has its usual meaning.
> >>
> >> This actually feels right to me.  I wasn't wild about the fact that you
> >> couldn't access the a: drive via MS-DOS syntax in "special" directories.
> >
> >This is cool! Although straying, this now give's me proper-looking Maildir's :-)
> >
> >Is this in the uberbaum repo? :-)
>
> Not yet.  I'm still debating with myself on whether this is 1.5.0
> material or not.
>
> I guess I could check it in and not advertise it too heavily.

QA?

Elfyn
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