alex at alexwaugh.com
Wed Nov 9 13:53:58 PST 2005
In message <0bbdf6c54d.peter at chocky.org>
Peter Naulls <peter at chocky.org> wrote:
> I've added a new function to my UnixLib, __unixify_ext, which is a
> helper to disambiguate unqualified input filenames to a program, based
> upon a given filename extension. This is for programs which look at
> their input filename closely, and can become upset at being handed a
> RISC OS filename.
> You can see an example of its use in the bzip2 patch I'm about to check
> in. I'd appreciate any comments.
Presumably it searches the filename for the given extension, and if
found uses the dot or slash preceding it to make the decision?
What about doing a mimemap lookup on the final segment of the filename,
and if it matches assume it is the extension? That would be more
general purpose, but potentially more complex/unexpected behaviour.
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