[armedbear-devel] jar pathnames should be :ABSOLUTE
evenson at panix.com
Sun Mar 14 10:30:05 UTC 2010
After further analysis, I concede that the directory portion of jar
Pathnames should be :ABSOLUTE and not :RELATIVE. I'm not sure how long
such a re-implementation will take, but it's in-progress. I'd like to
get it finished before we release 0.19, but we'll see.
I'd like to preserve keeping the namestring of a jar pathname congruent
to the JAR URL syntax (i.e. "jar:URL!/ENTRY") so that even when ENTRY
contains an :ABSOLUTE directory, the printing of a double slash is
suppressed. But whether this means I should not allow :RELATIVE
directories in a jar pathname or not I am not sure. Maybe a jar
pathname with a :RELATIVE directory doesn't have a namestring
representation? Opinions on this are welcome.
"A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."
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