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Re^4: Trouble with File::Find::Rule (win32 unicode overload file test operators)

by Jim (Curate)
on Dec 16, 2013 at 18:42 UTC ( #1067359=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Trouble with File::Find::Rule (win32 unicode overload file test operators)
in thread Trouble with File::Find::Rule

The new news here is Win32::LongPath, which looks very promising. It was officially released just three months ago, so it wasn't around in 2010 when I asked "Is File::Find Unicode-(Conformant|Compliant|Enabled|Capable)?" It has already been enhanced (just days ago) with an important feature:  support for Cygwin. This new CPAN module addresses the problems that I lamented earlier makes Perl—like other modern scripting languages—not generally and dependably useable for folder and file manipulation in the modern Windows environment, including Unicode, long paths and junction/mount points.

Perl scripts written with Win32::LongPath aren't portable, of course. And as far as I can tell, there's no new File::Find::foo module that exploits the new Windows-specific capabilities afforded by Win32::LongPath. But having the ability to manipulate folders and files on Windows reliably using a comprehensive, well-documented and seemingly well-written CPAN module is a big win for Modern Perl versus other scripting languages.


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Re^5: Trouble with File::Find::Rule (win32 unicode overload file test operators)
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 17, 2013 at 00:22 UTC

    The new news ...

    Not really more promising than Win32::Unicode , but I welcome the improvements it provides

    there's no new File::Find::foo

    :D I already provided the code once, all you had to do was release it :) adapt it for Win32::LongPath ... combine with ex::override ... :D

    an important feature: support for Cygwin.

    LOL!!!! As Cygwin isn't windows, it shouldn't need specific suport from a Win32 module because it just doesn't belong ... all the regular Cygwin should just take care of everything, cause thats cygwin promise ...


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