Filename handling changes - please read

Alex Waugh alex at alexwaugh.com
Wed Dec 15 12:33:14 PST 2004


In message <374fd61d4d.peter at chocky.org>
          Peter Naulls <peter at chocky.org> wrote:

> In message <ebf9d21d4d.ajw498 at caramel.cp15.org>
>           Alex Waugh <alex at alexwaugh.com> wrote:
> 
> > In message <cc00cb1d4d.peter at chocky.org>
> >           Peter Naulls <peter at chocky.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > The changes to unixify mean that a file:  ADFS::4.$.c.file  now becomes:
> > > 
> > > /ADFS::4.$/file.c
> > > 
> > > instead of
> > > 
> > > /ADFS::4/$/file.c
> > > 
> > > I think this probably makes a bit more sense.
> > 
> > In what way does this make more sense? It looks to me like a special
> > case that could cause confusion.
> 
> Perhaps, but this is the way it's always been in the programs using
> rname.c.   However, the reason for this comment is that it causes
> slightly less silliness with programs that chop up filenames to look at
> different directories.  One example is the GTK file dialogue.

OK. Assuming riscosify copes with both formats, then I don't object.


Alex

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