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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36677] make_absolute_filename: extend to work

From: Markus Mützel
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36677] make_absolute_filename: extend to work with Windows drive letters
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 14:06:22 -0500 (EST)
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Update of bug #36677 (project octave):

                  Status:          Ready For Test => In Progress            
             Open/Closed:                  Closed => Open                   


Follow-up Comment #17:

I pushed a patch here that supports the file URI scheme in

At the moment, make_absolute_filename "canonicalizes" the file name if the
input is a relative path. But it does not if the input is an absolute path.
Imho, this is inconsistent. But the documentation is not clear on what is

The attached patch adds preliminary support for "canonicalizing" absolute
It isn't quite complete because it doesn't correctly treat something like

But before I continue: Would we expect make_absolute_filename to
"canonicalize" absolute paths?

(file #46404)

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