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Re: lyx has problem with network directory names
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According to Enrico Forestieri on 10/8/2006 3:54 PM:
> As I explained in an another mail, in this case the culprit is qt3
> and not boost. I suspected boost because of the following comment
> in boost/libs/filesystem/src/path_posix_windows.cpp:
> // POSIX & Windows cases: "", "/", "/foo", "foo", "foo/bar"
> // Windows only cases: "c:", "c:/", "c:foo", "c:/foo",
> // "prn:", "//share", "//share/", "//share/foo"
Which is wrong, because POSIX allows implementations to treat //share
specially, which cygwin does. In other words, //share is not Windows
only. Whether or not //share is interpreted as a Windows UNC path or as
some other meaning doesn't matter; what matters is that it is wrong for
ANY application claiming POSIX compatibility to flatten //share to /share,
because POSIX allows these two to be different.
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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