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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-08 07:04:51

From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> > I'm not sure I follow what you mean here. How does "top-level
> root" compare
> > to "/" in a Posix filesystem?
> root_directory() just returns a "name" that represents the systems
> root "directory". Above you claim that you want this directory
> to "return" just '/', which indicates to me that '/' is the only
> entry in the "directory" returned from root_directory(). This makes
> it a "logical/psuedo/whatever" directory in the same sense that
> a "root" directory in a DOS like system would be if we follow Beman's
> suggestion. I'm not claiming to agree with this, I'm just trying to
> follow the logic in the posting.

The problem is simply that there is no such thing as a 'root' directory (in
a portable world.) Under Windows, you can use \\\sharename and
access the whole Internet if you like.

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