[Mono-list] ASP.NET on Mac OS X
Mon, 9 Feb 2004 09:45:01 -0500
On Feb 9, 2004, at 7:41 AM, Paolo Molaro wrote:
> On 02/08/04 Jonathan LaCour wrote:
>>> If this were a POSIX C program, I'd say that you should stat() both
>>> files and only throw the exception if they have the same st_ino. But
>>> don't know if you can translate that into C#/.Net.
>> I didn't even think of that. You are correct, knowing that you are on
>> Mac OS X actually doesn't fix the problem. We need to manually check
>> to see if they are the same file. My bug probably should be updated
>> take this into account.
>> I will dig around a bit in corlib to see if there is any way for us to
>> programmatically determine if the files are the same.
> There is no way to know that, unless Mono.Posix is used (and stat
> implemented in it).
> That said, I guess the issue here is: why does the code need to do the
> check in the first place (and make the program die if the check fails)?
> Is it to cover for people that copy the files from a windows box
> first with a name and then with the other? In that case a warning may
> issued, but throwing an exceptions looks like overreacting.
> I'd say we should just drop the check if there is no other reason for
Which begs the question, why is it even allowed to have a "web.config"
file? Couldn't the whole problem be resolved if it was agreed that the
only accepted naming for the config file is "Web.config", as it is on
Windows in the first place?
I am fine with Paolo's suggestion as well, it just seems to be a little
odd to allow for potentially confusing naming of configuration files,
or even to print a warning.
Seems like a sane (and simple) solution.