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From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2008-07-03 22:49:42

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 22:27, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Michael Marcin wrote:
>> That is annoying but it seems like a trailing slash at the end of a path
>> would be enough to differentiate paths to files from paths to directories.
> I don't like the idea of adding "file or directory" semantics to paths.
> Paths are just paths. What about symlinks? What about devices?
> Should we find a way to represent that information in a path too?

Well, maybe there are some path-finding-domain terms that work? The
only thing I can come up with is visited_path, though, and the
connotations don't really fit. I never recall hearing a term for the
node on the closed list from which a node in the open list was

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