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Re: [PATCH] IBM z/OS + EBCDIC support

From: Daniel Richard G.
Subject: Re: [PATCH] IBM z/OS + EBCDIC support
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:51:53 -0400

On Tue, 2015 Sep 22 14:08-0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/22/2015 02:00 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> >>
> >> wc: file "//dev/null": EDC5047I An invalid file name was specified
> >> as a function parameter
> >
> > How about if we add //dev/null to the configure-time test as to
> > whether / and // are the same?  If //dev/null doesn't work, then /
> > and // are not the same.
> Rather, it sounds like configure is already correct, and we are
> correctly deducing that // is different; but that the difference is
> odd on this platform in that it is not distinguishable via dev/ino
> (every other platform with distinct // at least has the decency to
> give a distinct dev/ino).

Yes, my intent was to show why the DOUBLE_SLASH_IS_DISTINCT_ROOT test
was giving the result that it had.

There's certainly much about this platform that is... odd.


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