On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 08:41 +0100, Sascha Herpers wrote:
> > [...stuff about physical drives UNIX and so on...]
> I understand...and it sound reasonable, but...you know, I don't want to
> run around screaming "bug!", but it is really a little odd. Even 'c:/./'
Yes, definitely a bug. It seems like this has been fixed before. I'll
try to fix it before 2.4.3. I know that I've seen this same issue
For now, c:/./ is a good workaround. stat() isn't very predictable on
Windows. I suspect the problem is that c:/ doesn't pass the stat() "is
a directory" test. But I don't have a Windows system available to test
at the moment.
Microsoft's own dirent.c code hints at what might be wrong; it is a maze
of if-else workarounds for the broken stat() function on Windows.
stat() says that c:\ is not a directory but c:\. is a directory. stat()
says that c:\directory is a directory but c:\directory\ is not only not
a directory but doesn't exist at all.
ICQ - 412039
Received on Wed Nov 10 01:22:57 2004