Filename handling (was: Remaining bugs in Cabal under Windows)

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Aug 17 09:04:22 EDT 2004

On 17 August 2004 12:44, Graham Klyne wrote:

> Anyway, I'd like to see the common library functions provide at least
> minimal capabilities to allow multi-platform applications to do the
> right 
> thing when handling filenames.  I'm pretty agnostic about what they
> actually look like, but as an example I've found the Python and/or
> Java 
> libraries to be pretty usable in this respect.

I think there's general agreement that this would be a good thing, but
discussion never seems to reach a conclusion.  Anyone like to whip up a
concrete proposal?


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