At 01:35 16/5/2001, Jon Parise wrote:
>On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 10:43:25PM +0300, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> > >Does anyone object to my adding a new function disktotalspace()?
> > >
> > >A friend of mine ran into a situation where he required an
> > >OS-independent means of determining the amount of free space on a
> > >filesystem (meaning executing and parsing 'df -k' wasn't going to
> > >cut it).
> >
> > I'm pretty sure we're already incompatible with Windows 95, so I'm not 
> sure
> > we should go through those hoops - we can just call the function 
> directly...
>Yes, but this new version will work correctly under Unix-like
>systems and Windows NT / 2000 systems.  Executing system binaries
>is sloppy for things like this, anyway.
>Or perhaps I'm missing your point?

I think  you were missing the point :)  I meant that I think there's no 
need to load kernel32.dll and all that, we can simply call 
GetDiskFreeSpaceEx() directly.

BTW, in light of the standard naming convention initiative, 
disktotalspace() is probably a bad name and should be more like 


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