[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: System.FilePath 0.9
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 06:38:51 EDT 2006
> > The main purpose of canoncialPath is to fix the case on Windows, so
> > "c:\my documents\file.doc" becomes "C:\My Documents\file.doc" if that
> Right, as Krasimir pointed out we already have
> System.Directory.canonicalizePath. Incedentally, this version removes "/../" in
> a symlink-friendly way on Unix, because it uses realpath() underneath.
This is only #idef'd in on GHC, Hugs users have only a dummy return.
Also on Windows it deals with ../, but does not correct the case
differences or replace SHORTN~1 with the proper names.
The correct thing to do of course is to fix up this function, so I'll
give that a go.
It also looks like fullPath is just canonicalizePath, so I'll throw
that out once canonicalize is available properly.
> I'd rather not have duplication because that can lead to confusion too - but at
> least it should be clearly documented. Certainly we should not have all of
> joinFileName, combine, addFileName
Well joinFileName and addFileName are mainly used for keeping the
properties consistent, so combine is the real function to use, I'll
drop the other two from the interface.
> since they all do the same thing. Also,
> getDirectory, dropFileName
> do the same thing.
I think a rejig of the names is in order, in light of this and your
directoryOf suggestions. I'll find someone who is better at naming and
drag them to a whiteboard.
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