8207690: Parsing API for classpath and similar path strings
roger.riggs at oracle.com
Wed Sep 12 14:30:47 UTC 2018
The implementation retains the previous handling of empty path elements
in the implementation. The spec for the new methods is explicit about
dropping empty elements.
For a library API, it is inadvisable to support implicit context such as
the current working directory.
I received some offline comments about proposing too many methods and
dropped the variants that supported replacing empty path elements with
an explicit path.
Keeping the empty path elements would simplify the spec though.
On 9/11/18 4:54 PM, Stuart Marks wrote:
> Hi Roger,
>> 110 * Returns a list of path strings parsed from a string with
>> empty paths removed.
> The Unix shell and the Java launcher's -classpath processing treat an
> empty path entry as the current working directory. (I don't know what
> happens on Windows.) Removing empty paths thus would seem to change
> the semantics of search paths, at least on some systems.
> On 9/10/18 11:16 AM, Roger Riggs wrote:
>> Please review the API and implementation of an API to parse Path
>> Two methods are added to java.nio.file.Paths to parse a string using
>> the path separator delimiter
>> and return either List<String> or List<Path>. Empty path elements
>> are ignored.
>> For compatibility with current URLClassPath behavior the internal
>> implementation handles
>> replacement of empty paths.
>> Thanks, Roger
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