API for parsing path strings

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at oracle.com
Thu Jul 19 20:20:21 UTC 2018

Hi Roger,

I was just wondering whether you have some specific use cases in mind.



On Jul 19, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Roger Riggs <Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com> wrote:

> Parsing of paths such as the values of properties java.class.path and java.library.path
> do not have  direct support in the Java API.
> There are several implementations within OpenJDK and a few variations exist with regard to
> treatment of empty path elements and on Windows support for quoting.
> Would it be useful to have an API such as the following:
> […]
> Suggestions welcome, Roger

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