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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0001436 [Squeak] System minor always 07-08-05 18:47 12-07-15 13:27
Reporter noury View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution open  
Status new   Product Version 3.8
Summary 0001436: [BUG] FileDirectory root
Description Hi,

I'm working on Windows XP. When I ask for the root file directory
(FileDirectory root)
I get an empty directory (FileDirectory on: ' ') which refer to the
image directory.
It works well for creating subdirectories
FileDirectory root createDirectory: 'MyDir'.

"However, when I try to retreive the created subDir
FileDirectory root directoryNamed: 'MyDir'

FileDirectory root createDirectory: 'MyDir'.
"Answers the parent dir (FileDirectory root) instead of the created dir
(MyDir) as I first expected
... It seems strange to me..."
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12-07-15 13:27

I am looking into this issue and it strikes me as rather twisted.

The main issue is, that the empty string as a path is ambiguously handled in the DosFileDirectory:

(FileDirectory on: '') directoryNames "Returns the drives of the system"

(FileDirectory on: '') createDirectory: 'TestDir' "Creates a directory in the image folder"

I think the empty string should be consistent with other platforms and refer to the image folder. Any other opinions or experiences why this works like that?

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
07-08-05 18:47 KenCausey New Issue
07-08-05 18:47 KenCausey Reporter KenCausey => noury
07-17-13 22:52 tim os  => windows
07-17-13 22:52 tim platform  => windows
07-17-13 22:52 tim Steps to Reproduce Updated
12-07-15 13:27 Patrickr Note Added: 0014582

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