Subject: Re: mkdir with trailing / (patch proposed)
To: Izumi Tsutsui <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/2002 17:46:05
On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 05:02:32AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> I've heard POSIX say pathname _may_ have trailing slash,
> and application which is strictly complient with POSIX
> should not use features mentioned "may" in standard.
> But I don't know whether kernel should support it for compliancy.
The quotation in the regression test actually says:
* IEEE 1003.1 second ed. 188.8.131.52:
* If the pathname refers to a directory, it may also have
* one or more trailing slashes. Multiple successive slashes
* are considered to be the same as one slash.
The way I read that "may" is "you may include the trailing / and expect
it to work". I.e. "you may assume this will work" not "you may or may not
choose to implement this".
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>