UNC and POSIX paths

Andrew DeFaria Andrew@DeFaria.com
Mon Jun 17 18:42:00 GMT 2013

On 06/17/2013 10:35 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Andrew DeFaria writes:
>> I'm trying to understand the reluctance towards "fixing the problem"
>> and instead the insistence on "putting a band aid on it". So in the
>> above, why would you not instead do --prefix=/usr/local?
> Because some scripts try to use
> rather than
> or otherwise insist on adding a slash somewhere in the expansion of
> directory paths without checking whether they are "" or "/".  While it'd
> be preferable that these expansions be fixed, simply prepending a few
> more slashes usually works when the system follows POSIX rules since
> only "//" is special.
I'm confused. Let me ask a different way - why not fix such scripts 
instead? That's all I'm asking.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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