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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-04 12:41:09

At 04:12 PM 11/3/2003, David Abrahams wrote:

>Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> It would be possible to maintain the path exactly as entered, rather
>> than converting to canonical form.
>For what it's worth (not much probably), my intuition tells me that
>preserving the native form of a path is the right way to do it.

That was my reaction too. That approach is information preserving.

But there may be times when users require the canonical form. So a way to
obtain or force canonical form needs to be provided too.


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