[physfs] windows eccentricities...
Adam D. Moss
adam at gimp.org
Tue May 3 20:34:17 EDT 2005
Miles Vignol wrote:
> is it within the scope of physfs to sort out the differences between
> window's file system and more sane file systems? for example, would a
> standardized mapping from windows style file names
> ("c:\folder\file.ext") to unix/osx ("/folder/file.ext") be worthy of
> adding to physfs? obviously, there would be some issues in how you'd
> deal with drive letters, but by folding that into physfs, perhaps a
> reasonable standard could be achieved.
> by incorporating such conversions, it would also make sense for
> enumeration of "/" to return drive letters access points (whatever they
> may convert to) to mirror unix's behavior of returning mounted file
> systems. this implies that converting from the windows filename "c:"
> should probably be someting like "/driveC" or some other "top-level"
> looking drive name. or maybe "c:" isn't even really the top level...
> windows is a bit convoluted in this regard.
Most of this has always been in PhysicsFS, as a side-effect of
PhysicsFS's API always using unix-like filenames and being able
to virtually mount directories as well as archives.
The remainder ('/driveC' sort of stuff) is also covered as of
recently, in the CVS version as a side-effect of mount point
Adam D. Moss - adam at gimp.org
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