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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Win32 device files
Date Fri, 04 Dec 1998 19:51:22 GMT
On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Ken Parzygnat wrote:
> > I think it
> > would be better to find where the "." is being added, since that
> > sounds like a bogus thing to do in any case.  The only one I can
> > think of is where "./" is prefixed for relative URI processing,
> > but that should be removed before any file operation.
> > 
> I dug up the following in http_request.c  I don't know that I agree
> with the comment, but somebody must have seen something at one
> time.  Does anyone remember?
> #ifdef WIN32
>     /* If the path is x:/, then convert it to x:/., coz that's what stat
>      * needs to work properly
>      */

Umm, who knows? I've just tried it on NT 4 SP4 and stat works with or
without a trailing . (or in fact, any number of trailing dots). (Small
test program available on request, if anyone else wants to try on
different systems).

Part of the problem with supporting Windows is that there are lots of
incompatibilities between different versions (95/NT), releases, service
pack updates, MSIE versions, and all the other little packages and
products which "upgrade" your "system" libraries (if Windows has such as
concept). So this was probably true on some configuration somewhere, and
it would be nice to find a list of all the differences between different
versions of the standard DLL's somewhere (say on MS's site!) but I don't
think there is one. 


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