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Ken Williams
September 10, 2003 11:58
Re: [ Re: maint snap 21148 in vms?]
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On Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at 12:56  AM, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:

> Just being paranoid-- is Peter's patch okay by you?

Thanks, this had slipped off my radar screen.

This patch is actually setting a new File::Spec policy.  That's fine  
with me (because the old policy is broken), but whatever we do, it  
really needs to be the *same* across platforms.

In other words, if abs2rel($file, $base) doesn't add the CWD's volume  
when $base has no volume indicated, it needs to act that way on all  
other platforms [which of course will only be an issue on platforms  
with volumes].  If it returns $file without changes when the volumes of  
$file and $base don't match, then it needs to to that on all platforms  

If we can agree on the proper behavior for the above things, I'll be  
happy to embody them in the new t/crossplatform.t test.  I don't think  
it's wise to change the behavior on VMS without making it consistent  
with the other platforms though, even though I think the behavior Peter  
suggested/implemented is desirable.


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> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 16:11:28 -0400
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> I see that my three additional tests are not in.
> As far as I know that patch is OK to go into RC5.
> I am referring to the message in:
> msg00361.html
> Note that the subject was not marked [PATCH: perl@\d+],
> but as far as I can tell Ken is OK with the patch insofar
> as the appearance of no objection could be taken to imply
> acceptance.
> I'll try the 21148 kit on VMS soon though.
> Peter Prymmer
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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