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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [io] Exact meaning of getPath, esp. on UNIX?
Date Sun, 28 Nov 2004 22:10:38 GMT
From: "Dakota Jack" <>
> I hope you don't mind someone chiming in at what is probably "this
> late date" but I feel compelled to ask why we would want a
> FilenameUtils separate from a FileUtils?  The reason I am compelled at
> this time is the statement below that "these [file]name manipulations
> have to be independed of File objects I reckon".  Does that strike
> anyone else as really "off"?  How could filename manipulations be
> independent of File objects?  If File is not important, why not just
> NameUtils?  Maybe there is something I am not getting here?

These methods are all about manipulating filenames. My statement was to
indicate that we shouldn't use the File object in the JDK to do the
manipulation as that varies.


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