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Michael G Schwern
August 21, 2001 11:03
Re: minor File::Spec questions
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On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 08:21:32AM -0400, Barrie Slaymaker wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 11:22:31PM -0400, David Boyce wrote:
> I think it would be good if perldoc File::Spec gave all the routines'
> names, calling examples, and descriptions.  It's certainly the most
> logical place to look.  Care to patch?  I'm pretty swamped right now...

While you're at it... It's probably a mistake that File::Spec::Unix is
the top of the hierarchy.  MakeMaker has this problem.  All the really
generic bits of File::Spec::Unix should be split out into
File::Spec::Generic and everything made to inherit from that.

If you wanted to go a step further, you could do a Class::Virtual
style thing to set up virtual methods in File::Spec::Generic covering
the whole interface so we're sure every subclass covers the whole

But that might be a bit of work.  Just moving the docs to File::Spec
is good 'nuff.

> > Another nit which it's probably way too late to fix: technically it should 
> > be File::Spec::UNIX (all caps).

Actually, it should be File::Spec::UNIX::tm  ;)


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