UNC and POSIX paths

Andrew DeFaria Andrew@DeFaria.com
Mon Jun 17 18:54:00 GMT 2013

On 06/17/2013 10:54 AM, gmt@malth.us wrote:
> As to why not fix the upstreams committing these atrocities, it's the 
> obvious reason -- occasionally one encounters a large body of dense, 
> non-fixable-by-sed/perl, poorly commented "spaghetti" script-code that 
> makes "clever," deep usage of the assumption that "//" == "/". Being 
> able to turn this feature off at one's option would enable them to 
> rule out "//" as a problem when they suspect it might be, and have the 
> additional benefit of not having to fix such code, in order to run it. 
> -gmt 
If upstream code is broken it's broken. You can 1) fix it and submit it 
as a patch or 2) don't fix it and find a better solution.

Stripping off additional '/''s is not that hard a problem to solve - 
even in spaghetti code.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are 

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