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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2001 06:14:40 GMT
On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Peter Donald <> wrote:

> On Thu,  9 Aug 2001 02:27, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>> seems as if Ant has a less Unix centric approach than Excalibur
>> here, but maybe this has been taken care of outside of this class,
>> don't know.
>> Same is true for UNC filenames on Unix (samba shares).
> not sure what you mean.

Excalibur's normalize will strip the second / from //server/share/
which is a valid UNC name when using Samba under Linux, same for

normalize only works on / (I guess some other part is making sure that
File.separator has been replaced by / before normalize gets called).

>> Anyway, there is so much common stuff here and there and probably
>> at least once in Tomcat and ... that it seems to be asking for a
>> commons package.
> hmm ... seems if most of the packages in excalibur are common
> stuff. Funny that ... maybe we should move them all into commons
> ... or should that be the other way round ? ;)

Do we strive for world domination by Jakarta or by Avalon? 8-)


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