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From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unix.stat sometimes fails on Win32 port
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 03:49:49PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 07:39:02AM -0700, David Brown wrote:
> > Unix is being nice to you in stripping off the final slash.  Would it be
> > possible to wrap the stat call in something that checks for and removes
> > a trailing slash?
> 
> I worked around it by adding a "." to the end of the path in my
> "is_dir" function if it's Windows and if it ends with a "\\" already,
> but that still doesn't stop it from being a bug.

But, it would be just as valid to argue that Unix has a bug in that it
doesn't detect an incorrectly formed pathname.

Dave Brown

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