7029979: (fs) Path.toRealPath(boolean) should be toRealPath(LinkOption...)

Rémi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Wed Mar 23 07:24:41 PDT 2011

On 03/23/2011 03:16 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> Rémi Forax wrote:
>> In my opinion, you should decouple LinkOption from the type used in 
>> toRealPath
>> to allow to specify any other options (not only link options).
>> I propose to introduce PathResolverOption as a supertype of LinkOption
>> with toRealPath declared toRealPath(PathResolverOption... options).
> Do you have other examples in mind? I'd prefer not introduce another 
> type for this and I'm wondering if these other examples are really 
> something toRealPath should be supporting or not.

MATCH_USER_HOME or MATCH_PWD. In that case, if the path is a subpath of 
the path
defined as user.home (or as pwd), toRealPath() will be done only on the 
part after the user.home.
So even if the user.home is defined using a link, toRealPath() will keep 
that link.

> -Alan


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