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Re: Aw: Re: Problematic interpretion of paths starting with double slashes




Sven Eden writes:
> Doing a simple stat on / if (and only if) the UNC lookup
> fails, does not endanger anything. It wouldn't break
> anything or do any other damage. Besides from adding an
> additional <0.01s lag to any failed access that *really*
> meant a network share.
>
> So no. Adding this tiny extra functionality wouldn't break
> anything for anybody, but allowed the usage of software that
> relies on the non-cygwin behaviour. (And is outside the
> users control.)

Well, it does break things if both

//this/or/that
/this/or/that

exist and then at some point host "this" becomes unreachable.  So I'd
keep //unc/path to mean just that on principle.


Regards,
Achim.
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