igloo at earth.li
Sun Dec 9 12:04:41 EST 2007
On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 03:57:17PM +0000, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-09 at 13:34 +0000, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> > The first is this:
> > Prelude System.FilePath> "." </> "foo"
> > "./foo"
> > which means we get things like
> > [2 of 2] Compiling GHC.Foo ( ./GHC/Foo.hs, ./GHC/Foo.o )
> > rather than
> > [2 of 2] Compiling GHC.Foo ( GHC/Foo.hs, GHC/Foo.o )
> > Is there a reason the result shouldn't be "foo"?
> The function that does that is normalise. It strips leading . and
> colapses things like foo/../
If I start off with filepaths in normal form then I don't think I should
need to normalise the result after using a function like </>, though.
> > Possibly relatedly, the current directory seems to be "" rather than
> > ".". This turns up in at least a couple of areas:
> > Prelude System.FilePath> normalise "."
> > ""
> That's just a bug.
The "Possibly relatedly" is because currently filepath doesn't think
that "." is in normal form (which breaks my argument above), but IMO it
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