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Date: -- (:)
From: Markus E L <ls-ocaml-2006@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Bug in Filename.basename?

Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> Oliver Bandel wrote:
>
>> But possibly it's not different to other basename-implementations.
>
> Which is exactly what I said later in my email.
>
>> Looking at that documentation, I can't see no bug in the implementation.
>
> Your documentation documents the Ocaml function. 
>
>> When you want to know how your car's GPS-navigation system works,
>> do you look in the documentation of your video-camera or vacuum-cleaner?
>
> We are not talking about GPS systems or video cameras or vacuum cleaners,
> but if you want we can continue; I would be complaining if I was sold
> a video camera that didn't record video but did suck a lot of air.
>
> The function is called basename just like the IEEE Std 1003.1 standard
> function specified by The Open Group:
>
>     http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/000095399/functions/basename.html
>
> In the examples section of that document they give these examples:
>
>     Input String    Output String
>     "/usr/lib"      "lib"
>     "/usr/"         "usr"

Yeah, but that function does the wrong thing[tm]. Sorry.

Regards -- Markus