From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-11 14:00:11
David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Thomas Witt <witt_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> What would be the native representation for the following native
> ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^
> Not a very interesting challenge.
> I assume you mean the portable representation of the native paths:
> "/" + *current_path().begin() + "/C/foo" (**)
> (**) There is no way to represent "The foo subdirectory of the C
> directory of the current drive" portably, because it isn't a portable
> concept. Therefore, we could pick other sensible answers for the
> middle path, e.g.:
> 1. Exception is thrown
> 2. "./C/foo"
> 3. "/*/C/foo" where '*' is some character not normally allowed
> in portable paths.
Sorry, should've been:
"*/C/foo" where '*' is some character not normally
allowed in portable paths.
Just to avoid confusion with the term "absolute" because I gather
some people need any path starting with '/' to be absolute.
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