[Haskell-cafe] File path programme

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sun Jan 30 10:30:43 EST 2005

Ben Rudiak-Gould wrote:

> Is there an MSDN page that actually gives a grammar, or at least a 
> taxonomy, of Win32 pathnames? That would be useful.

It would also be longer than "War and Peace", once you start allowing
for MS-DOS "8.3" pathnames, codepages, the fact that anything anywhere
which contains "aux", "con", "lpt" etc refers to a device (sometimes),
the fact that "..." == "../.." (sometimes), the handling of incomplete
multibyte characters, ...

Search the BugTraq archives for issues related to IIS access-control
lists to discover the myriad different names which can be used to
refer to a given file for which the administrator is (unsuccessfully)
trying to restrict access.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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