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Re: [ID 20010111.021] (builtin)mkdir and File::Path::mkpath problem

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
January 17, 2001 06:56
Re: [ID 20010111.021] (builtin)mkdir and File::Path::mkpath problem
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On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 06:52:40AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jarkko Hietaniemi <> writes:
> > I guess we could snip away a trailing slash.  How about filesystems
> > with-non-slash element separators, any experience/opinions, anyone?
> It may also be worthwhile to check POSIX and see what it says mkdir should
> do in this case.  I know that POSIX (or maybe it was X/Open) actually has
> a lot of stuff in it about what a trailing slash on a file name means and
> it's supposed to change the behavior of various commands in sometimes
> interesting and unintuitive ways.

Checking POSIX is a good thing, and it usually pays to stick with
standards, but that shouldn't be our only guideline.  There wasn't
any standard for Larry to design Perl.

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        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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