[fpc-devel] ExtractFileDrive is broken under Linux
graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 21 13:11:21 CEST 2008
Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> That depends entirely on your point of view.
I like to be difficult! :-)
> Linux knows no drive letters.
> ':' is a valid character in a filename, and therefor cannot act as a drive
> separator character.
Oh! I never knew ':' is a valid filename char. Whoever uses that must
be shot, no questions asked! ;-) With my new found knowledge, I see
>> What if I use a Linux application to process data from a remote Windows
>> system?? I'm now getting inconsistent results!
> Set AllowDriveSeparators to [':'].
Brilliant, that should do the trick. :)
> Be aware that
> will go wrong in this case.
Nice catch, I better make a note of that as well.
> And to be honest: parsing windows filenames on a linux system or
> vice versa, always goes wrong somewhere. So the routines only
> guarantee correct behaviour for the current platform.
What about WebServices or CGI apps running on a Linux server? You could
very well upload a file containing data generated on a Windows system,
but the WebService running on a Linux system will process that data.
Thanks for explaining the behaviour change Michael. I'll update my
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