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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-328) TarArchiveEntry preserveLeadingSlashes has no effect on setName
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:39:39 GMT

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Stefan Bodewig commented on COMPRESS-328:
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Oh, I've likely got myself confused by changing opinions back and forth :-)

Your option 2 is fine with me. And as I still don't really understand why anybody would use
the constructor with name and invoke setName I'm not afraid of breaking backwards compatibility.

Re: {{normalize}} most others replace \ with / not matter what the current platform is and
don't contain any special code for leading slashes. This is a feature that has only ever been
asked for in the context of tar - not sure why.

> TarArchiveEntry preserveLeadingSlashes has no effect on setName
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMPRESS-328
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-328
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Torsten Curdt
>            Priority: Minor
>
> We've run into an inconsistency with the TarArchiveEntry at jdeb.
>   https://github.com/tcurdt/jdeb/issues/217
> You can create a `TarArchiveEntry(String name, boolean preserveLeadingSlashes)` but the
`preserveLeadingSlashes` is only applied in the constructor.
> https://github.com/apache/commons-compress/blob/master/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/compress/archivers/tar/TarArchiveEntry.java#L392
> I am proposing to turn `preserveLeadingSlashes` into a read-only property and use the
value on `setName()`, too (instead of just false).
> This has some implications and maybe some backwards compatibility issues - but even then
I think it would be the right thing to do.
> I am happy to make the change but thought to discuss this first.



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