Mon May 17 00:58:00 GMT 2004
On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 06:20:15PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>At 11:58 PM 5/15/2004 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 11:40:18PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>>At 10:57 PM 5/15/2004 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 10:35:40PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>>>>I have run more tests and noticed that c:. and c:..
>>>>>are now interpreted as c:/
>>>>>That's because of the new code that strips trailing dots
>>>>Shouldn't it be interpreted as c:/? Since c: is interpreted
>>>>as c:/, shouldn't c:/.. be interpreted as c:/?
>>>As I am talking about c:. and c:.., not c:/..
>>>Currently c:. is the current directory of drive c:
>>>and c:.. is its parent.
>>Quoting from path.cc:
>> Each DOS drive is defined to have a current directory. Supporting
>> this would complicate things so for now things are defined so that
>> c: means c:\.
>The comment isn't completely accurate. Windows seems to take care of
>maintaining the environment. My previous e-mail showed examples.
Windows 9x does. Windows NT doesn't. You can confuse Windows NT if you
bash$ env - bash
bash$ ls m:..
This "incorrectly" displays the root drive of c: . So, again, previous
versions were wrong. c:. and c:.. should be interpreted as c:\.
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