[PATCH] Cygwin: make path_conv::isdevice() return false on socket files

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Jul 20 22:53:00 GMT 2019

On 7/19/2019 4:28 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I see what you're doing here, but it's totally non-obvious from the
> commit message why this fixes the problem and doesn't introduce weird
> side-effects.

Thanks.  I was pretty careless with this patch.  There's a new patch series on 
the way that (I hope) does it right.

> An editorial note: While looking into your patch it occured to me that
> it would be about time to go over all the is***device() methods and
> clean up the mess.  E.g., is_fs_device() is used by is_lnk_special()
> only, is_auto_device() doesn't have much meaning,

I've removed is_fs_device() and is_auto_device()

> some funcs have
> underscores, some don't.

The convention seems to be that is<something> uses underscores if and only if 
"something" is a single word.  The only exception I saw is isctty_capable.  I 
didn't bother changing this, but I could if you want me to.


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