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Re: Bug in builtin function abspath

From: Alessandro Vesely
Subject: Re: Bug in builtin function abspath
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 16:18:47 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 13:50:08 +0200
From: Alessandro Vesely <address@hidden>

I'm not sure what abspath should do on win32.

It should produce an absolute file name d:/foo/bar.., similarly to
what it does on Unix.


And what about realpath?

The same, except that it should fail if the file or its parent
directory doesn't exist, and it should ``resolve links'', whatever
that may mean on Windows.

Hmm... it will be necessary to consider win9x/ME differently than
win2k and later versions that have restricted symlink capability.
With mount points one cannot reach "symlink/../not-in-cwd". To be
consistent with that, we should first compute ".."'s and then fail.

Probably that's going to change again for Vista, see

Should I try a patch?

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