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From: Ben Hutchings (ben.hutchings_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-02 08:31:46

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> At 01:53 PM 8/30/2004, Carlo Wood wrote:
> >My idea on this was (and still is) that it is possible to convert
> >a relative path to an absolute path (automatically) by adding an
> >absolute path object reference to the relative path object.
> Yes, as long as you know the absolute path reference. Is the absolute
> path reference known for all operating systems? I'm not sure about
> that. For example, there have been multi-rooted systems that didn't
> have a concept of "current drive". How would that work?

Further, I know of one OS that supports directories but not a current
directory: Windows CE. All paths passed to its filesystem functions
must be absolute.

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