[Mono-list] Platform comparison

Nick Berardi nberardi@zigamorph.com
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 10:12:31 -0500

Hi everybody I just wanted to weigh in on this subject.  I have found that
in the MS .Net framework, it usually doesn't matter what slash character you
use, because the framework converts it.  Such as if you are in a HTTP URL
the framework converts "\" to "/".  And if you are working with an IO
namespace then it converts "/" to "\".  I don't know if Mono does this,
because I am just starting to use Mono, but there should be some
normalization in the framework so the programmer doesn't constantly have to
check these kinds of things IMHO.

-----Original Message-----
From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
[mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Rodolfo Campero
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 10:00 AM
To: jwezel@compumaster.de; mono-list@ximian.com
Subject: RE: [Mono-list] Platform comparison

Hi Jochen,
Instead of hard-coding the separator char, you can use 
I don't know any guideline, but in general if you are about to do something 
that you think is not platform-independent, search a bit because is almost 
sure that there is a platform-independent way to do it.

>From: "Jochen Wezel" <jwezel@compumaster.de>
>To: <mono-list@ximian.com>
>Subject: [Mono-list] Platform comparison
>Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:37:41 +0100
>Hello together!
>Is there a comparison or guideline for the several platforms regarding
>what we developers have to pay attention to?
>For example, Linux uses "/" as directory separator char, Windows uses
>"\", but what about Mac OS (X)?
>Or maybe there are other points which are good to know?
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