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From p.@sweng.stortek.com
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/build fastgen.sh
Date Wed, 03 May 2000 13:09:38 GMT
In a recent note, Jim Jagielski said:

> Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 07:48:54 -0400 (EDT)
> 
> Sascha Schumann wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Two or more slashes in a pathname are per definition equivalent
> > to one slash. A pathname referring to a directory can also
> > legally have one or more trailing slashes.
> > 
Per POSIX, even a non-directory pathname may have one or more
trailing slashes.  _Except_ that POSIX both allows and deprecates
the practice of assigning a special meaning to exactly two
leading slashes; recommending that programmers joining a stem to
a tail to form a path use "//" rather than "/" as the connector
so that if the stem is "/", the resulting path begin with three
slashes, which is not allowed to have a special meaning.

-- gil
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