[Mono-bugs] [Bug 79107][Wis] New - Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall.readlink less user-friendly than Mono.Posix.Syscall.readlink

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Changed by ziktar at deadmoose.com.


--- shadow/79107	2006-08-18 19:49:54.000000000 -0400
+++ shadow/79107.tmp.22833	2006-08-18 19:49:54.000000000 -0400
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+Bug#: 79107
+Product: Mono: Class Libraries
+Version: 1.1
+OS Details: Ubuntu 6.06; mono
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Wishlist
+Component: Mono.POSIX
+AssignedTo: miguel at ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: Ziktar at DeadMoose.com               
+QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall.readlink less user-friendly than Mono.Posix.Syscall.readlink
+The old function, Mono.Posix.Syscall.readlink, took a string (the symlink)
+and returned a string (the path it points to).
+The new function, Mono.Unix.Native.Syscall.readlink, takes a string (the
+symlink) and a StringBuilder (the path it points to), and returns an int
+(the path's length).
+When writing code, I think the first version is much cleaner, as I don't
+have to worry about the possible path link in the symlink. Also, the first
+version only is one line of code, while the new version is three
+(initializing the StringBuilder, calling readlink, then calling .ToString
+on the StringBuilder to turn it into the string I'm using later).

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