[Mono-bugs] [Bug 74771][Maj] Changed - System.Path.IO is no longer handling Windows like paths.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:35:01 -0400 (EDT)

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Changed by rlyon@novell.com.


--- shadow/74771	2005-04-29 18:31:48.000000000 -0400
+++ shadow/74771.tmp.15308	2005-04-29 19:35:01.000000000 -0400
@@ -42,6 +42,30 @@
 echo > "c:\\test\\test.txt"
 To witness
+------- Additional Comments From rlyon@novell.com  2005-04-29 19:35 -------
+I can work around this, but I think it will cause problems for users 
+in the future.
+I understand Mono to include a virtual machine that I can run 
+applications that have been targeted to .NET. I read that both the 
+Path.DirectorySeparatorChar and the Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar 
+are both valid for separating directory levels in a path string and 
+that the value of Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar "... is a backslash 
+('\') on Unix, and a slash ('/') on Windows and Macintosh operating 
+Applications that work with Unix and Windows file paths (which will 
+include any web application that uses an HTML Form with a file input 
+type), will have to be modified to work with Mono.
+While you can create a file like "c:\test\test.txt" on Unix it is 
+not a valid name in .Net or in Java for that matter (even on Linux). 
+And it should be possible to work with that file, but it should be 
+translated into the VM, not the VM molded around it.
+Why limit the VM and break compatibilty just because the underlying 
+OS supports something differently?