so how can we make progress?


Le 14/10/16 à 14:57, Damien Pollet a écrit :
While we're at it, canonicalizing paths at creation time seems wrong also:

First because those two expressions do not return the same thing:
Path from: 'a/b/c/../d'
Path * / 'a' / 'b' / 'c' / '..' / 'd'

Second because if c happens to be a symlink, then the operating system will not find the same thing as Pharo. The semantics is that you follow the symlink first, and follow .. in the directory you end up in. So that goes to the parent of the actual directory pointed to by the symlink, not back one level in the path.

On 14 October 2016 at 13:59, Sven Van Caekenberghe < <>> wrote:

    All this already works (although maybe not perfectly in edge
    cases). Consider:

      'file:///C:/Users/tempfile.txt' asUrl.

      'file:///C:/Users/tempfile.txt' asUrl asFileReference.

      FileLocator C / 'Users' / 'tmpfile.txt'.

    Where the last two are identical.

    Note that relative file URLs do not exist.

    > On 14 Oct 2016, at 13:28, Gabriel Cotelli <
    <>> wrote:
    > At least Chrome uses this:
    > file:///C:/Users/tempfile.txt
    > On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:45 AM, Martin McClure
    < <>> wrote:
    > On 10/13/2016 10:35 AM, Damien Pollet wrote:
    > Could you give an example what the file:// URLs look like when
    they contain a drive letter?
    > I'm afraid I don't have any Windows machines handy to see what
    Internet Explorer does, but as far as I can tell an absolute URL
    compliant with RFC 3986 might look something like
    > file:/c:/foo/bar
    > A relative URL that fits the URL syntax would be
    > file:c:/foo/bar
    > But I'm finding it difficult to tell precisely how RFCs 1738 and
    3986 currently interact.
    > The discussion in this proposed RFC is somewhat interesting:
    as it directly addresses Windows file naming. In appendix B.2, it says
    > "When mapping a DOS- or Windows-like file path to a URI, use the
    >    letter (e.g. "c:") as the first path segment. Some
    implementations leave the leading slash off before the drive
    letter.  "
    > and appendix C.1 deals with DOS file paths.
    > I hope this is more helpful than it is confusing.
    > Regards,
    > -Martin

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