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From Greg Marr <gr...@alum.wpi.edu>
Subject Re: BETA binaries...
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2000 19:03:38 GMT
At 01:47 PM 12/11/2000, TOKILEY@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 00-12-10 10:52:26 EST, Greg Marr write:
>
> > This isn't guaranteed to be "c:\Program Files\Apache Group", 
> since some
> > other directory name starting with Apache could already 
> exist.  It is also
> > possible, though not very likely, that progra~1 could be 
> something other
> > than Program Files.  The other place where this breaks down is 
> when the
> > Apache Group folder doesn't exist yet.  In this case, you'd 
> actually end up
> > getting a directory named apache~1.
>
>If you read the whole message you will see that I personally don't 
>see the reason for using "c:\Program Files\Apache Group\..." at all 
>and would rather see c:\apache.1.3.15, etc, just like Perl 
>does.  Perl simply uses c:\Perl and doesn't play the 'Program Files' 
>folder game... but at least for now the 'shortname' tip is an answer 
>for people reporting breakage in scripts.

It's an answer, but not necessarily the correct one.  I was just 
pointing out to people, who may not be that familiar with short 
filename construction, that while this may work in some cases, it may 
fail in unexpected ways in other cases.

-- 
Greg Marr
gregm@alum.wpi.edu
"We thought you were dead."
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"


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