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Re: [ID 19991115.010] 2 problems with File::Spec::Win32

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Gurusamy Sarathy
November 15, 1999 19:27
Re: [ID 19991115.010] 2 problems with File::Spec::Win32
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On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 17:59:15 EST, Barrie Slaymaker wrote:
>Mark Lofdahl wrote:
>> As I've been working with File::Spec::Win32, I've noticed a couple problems:
>Thanks for the bug report, I'll look in to them.  You show 5.005_03, but 
>the bugs you're reporting are in code not in that version.  Is this
>an ActiveState Build 521 issue, or are you (I hope) using development

Build 520 and later have the File::Spec from 5.005_5x (needed, IIRC, for
the newer Pod::Html from 5.005_5x that was critical for generating
well-formed HTML).

>> 2. canonpath does not support the optional $reduce_ricochet parameter.
>The canonpath() family support for $reduce_ricochet should not yet be
>in any stable version of perl, and there was some discussion of having
>two entry points instead, with mincanonpath() doing s{name/../?}{} 
>reductions after calling canonpath().
>Any votes from the p5p crew on this issue?

Two entry points works for me.

>Also, should I patch abs2rel() and rel2abs() to have a calling convention
>(parameter order) more similar to catdir() and catfile()? 

What's I see in there looks fine.


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