patch applied (packages/filepath): jiggle with cpp magic
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 05:46:26 EDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 11:28 +0200, Sven Panne wrote:
> Is it really a hard requirement to e.g. be able to handle Windows paths on a
> Linux machine?
Yes, that's exactly the idea.
> I thought that this package should hide the differences.
It does both.
It allows you to use the one native to your platform but if you know you
need to manipulate windows or unix paths then you can do that
irrespective of the platform you happen to be running on.
The use case for this might be some program that needs to communicate
over the network to some program running in a specific environment.
Neil can probably elaborate if necessary.
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