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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-29 20:02:48

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> >I don't know if it was controversial, but I did bring this up during
> >the review and I do think its very important. The basic definition
> >of an absolute path should be a path that overrides the base path
> >during a resolve. To rephrase, 'foo' is relative because it is an
> >adjustment from the current directory, '/foo' on the other hand
> >takes precendence over the current path. To re-rephrase, '/foo' is
> >relative to the current drive, but not to the current directory.
> That seems like a stretch to me. With your definition, "absolute"
> isn't equivalent to "not relative", and that seems counter
> intuitive.

Maybe, but it does seem to capture reality on Windows.

                       David Abrahams
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