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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: svn commit: r422157 - /apr/apr/trunk/file_io/win32/filepath.c
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2006 00:03:48 GMT
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 01:11:24PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> cd c:\progra~1\Apache~1
>>
>> so apr_filepath_get returns "c:\progra~1\Apache~1"
>>
>> and the TRUENAME resolves to "c:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation".
>>
>> Do we really want to spend the cycles in filepath_get to normalize this 
>> case?
> 
> The dangerous thing I'm thinking of is when people think they can use
> strncmp as a cheap form of "is this filename a child of parent-dir".
> Although thinking about it harder, it's probably safer for that to fail.

You know - a fun test might be to get the finfo of the 'canonical' name path,
and the raw current_dir path, and just compare the dev/inodes to determine
that our 'identity test' passes ;-)

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