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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-778) Path.toString() should retain trailing '/' if passed in constructor
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2006 22:21:22 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-778?page=comments#action_12455432 ] 
            
Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-778:
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I think this is a bad direction. Users get very confused about this kind of semantics since
it is very non-standard on unix. I've had to explain the rsync rules to a LOT of people. *sigh*

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> Path.toString() should retain trailing '/' if passed in constructor
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-778
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-778
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs
>            Reporter: Sanjay Dahiya
>
> Does it break something if Path retains trailing '/' if passed in constructor and returns
it back in toString() ? 
> Looking at Path.toString() JobClient wont have a way of knowing which Paths were intended
to be directories and not files, in the context of globbed regex ( HADOOP-619 ). 

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