Tcl pathname isssues [Re: Results for 2.97 20010115 (experimental) testsuite on i686-pc -cygwin]

Earnie Boyd
Tue Jan 23 18:43:00 GMT 2001

Mumit Khan wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > The unix version of Tcl build with Cygwin and configured with `gcc -mno-win32'.
> > As a side effect, Tcl understands Cygwin paths.
> Thanks Earnie for reminding me of this! I'll have to try it out and see
> what happens.
> The current Cygwin Tcl port's trouble with Cygwin paths/mounts is quite
> fixable IMO, and it may be a matter of doing the path/name translation
> in a different place than is done right now. I remember trying to fix
> this a *long* time ago, but ran into a Cygwin bug in resolving relative
> symlink; I belive cgf fixed when he bacame an active contributor (like
> I said, it was a long time ago), but I never moved it off the back
> burner.
> My memory is rather shoddy on what exactly the potential fix was and
> wheter it actually fixed the problem or not, but we'll cross that
> bridge later.

A few things have changed in the path recognition since you've been gone so even if
you remember exactly what it is, it is likely not to work the same.  If a path
contains a : in column 2 or contains a \ character it is now determined to be an
absolute windows path.  Chris, is this the correct wording for this feature?


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