CHANGES for File::Spec 0.90 Tue Aug 31 22:34:50 CDT 2004 - On VMS, directories use vmspath() and files use vmsify(), so rel2abs() has to use some 'educated guessing' when dealing with paths containing slashes. [Craig A. Berry] 0.89 Sun Aug 29 19:02:32 CDT 2004 - Fixed some pathological cases on VMS which broke canonpath() and splitdir(). [Richard Levitte and Craig A. Berry] - Fixed rel2abs() on VMS when passed a unix-style relative path. [Craig A. Berry] 0.88 Thu Jul 22 23:14:32 CDT 2004 - rel2abs() on Win32 will now use the new Cwd::getdcwd() function, so that things like rel2abs('D:foo.txt') work properly when the current drive isn't 'D'. This requires Cwd version 2.18. [Steve Hay] - Got rid of a redundant double-backslash in a character class. [Alexander Farber] - Added much markup to pod for enhanced readability. [Andy Lester] 0.87 Fri Dec 19 08:03:28 CST 2003 - With a one-line change in the tests, backported to perl 5.004. [Issue reported by Barry Kemble] 0.86 Fri Sep 26 10:07:39 CDT 2003 - This is the version released with perl 5.8.1. It is identical to the code in the File::Spec beta 0.85_03. 0.85_03 Mon Sep 15 09:35:53 CDT 2003 - On VMS, if catpath() receives volume specifiers in both its first two arguments, it will now use the volume in the first argument only. Previously it returned a non-syntactical result which included both volumes. This change is the same in spirit to the catpath() MacOS change from version 0.85_02. - Fixed an abs2rel() bug on VMS - previously abs2rel('[t1.t2.t3]file','[t1.t2]') returned '[t3]file', now it properly returns '[.t3]file'. 0.85_02 Fri Sep 12 17:11:13 CDT 2003 - abs2rel() now behaves more consistently across platforms with the notion of a volume. If the volumes of the first and second argument (the second argument may be implicit) do not agree, we do not attempt to reconcile the paths, and simply return the first argument. Previously the volume of the second argument was (usually) ignored, resulting in sometimes-garbage output. - catpath() on MacOS now looks for a volume element (i.e. "Macintosh HD:") in its first argument, and then its second argument. The first volume found will be used, and if none is found, none will be used. - Fixed a problem in abs2rel() on Win32 in which the volume of the current working directory would get added to the second argument if none was specified. This might have been somewhat helpful, but it was contrary to the documented behavior. For example, abs2rel('C:/foo/bar', '/foo') used to return 'bar', now it returns 'C:/foo/bar' because there's no guarantee /foo is actually C:/foo . - catdir('/', '../') on OS2 previously erroneously returned '//..', and now it returns '/'. 0.85_01 Thu Sep 11 16:18:54 CDT 2003 Working toward 0.86, the version that will be released with perl 5.8.1. - The t/rel2abs2rel.t test now is a little friendlier about emitting its diagnostic debugging output. [Jarkko Hietaniemi] - We now only require() Cwd when it's needed, on demand. [Michael Schwern, Tels] - Fixed some POD errors and redundancies in OS2.pm and Cygwin.pm. [Michael Schwern] - The internal method cwd() has been renamed to _cwd(), since it was never meant for public use. [Michael Schwern] - Several methods in File::Spec::Unix that just return constant strings have been sped up. catdir() has also been sped up there. [Tels] - Several canonpath() and catdir() bugs on Win32 have been fixed, and tests added for them: catdir('/', '../') -> '\\' (was '\..') catdir('/', '..\\') -> '\\ (was '') canonpath('\\../') -> '\\' (was '') canonpath('\\..\\') -> '\\' (was '') canonpath('/../') -> '\\' (was '\..') canonpath('/..\\') -> '\\' (was '') catdir('\\', 'foo') -> '\foo' (was '\\foo') - catpath($volume, $dirs, $file) on Mac OS now ignores any volume that might be part of $dirs, enabling catpath($volume, catdir(rootdir(), 'foo'), '') to work portably across platforms. 0.85 Tue Jul 22 11:31 CDT 2003 A bug-fix release relative to 0.84. I've forked development into a "stable" branch (this one) and a more aggressive branch (as yet unreleased), with an eye toward getting the stable features in perl 5.8.1. - File::Spec::Mac->case_tolerant() returned 0 when it should have returned 1. - Many cases in File::Spec::Win32->abs2rel() were broken, because of the way in which volumes were/weren't ignored. Unfortunately, part of the regression tests were broken too. Now, if the $path argument to abs2rel() is on a different volume than the $base argument, the result will be an absolute path rather than the broken relative path previous versions returned. - Fixed a problem in File::Spec::Win32->canonpath, which was turning \../foo into "foo" rather than \foo - Greatly simplified the code in File::Spec::Unix->splitdir(). 0.84_01 Fri Jul 11 16:14:29 CDT 2003 No actual code changes, just changes in other distribution files - Dependencies are now listed explicitly in the Makefile.PL and Build.PL scripts, as well as in the META.yml file. - The t/abs2rel2abs.t test should now be more friendly about skipping on platforms where it can't run properly. 0.84 Wed Jul 9 22:21:23 CDT 2003 I (Ken)'ve taken the changes from bleadperl and created a new CPAN release from them, since they're pretty important changes. The highlights, from what I can tell, are listed here. - A huge number of changes to File::Spec::Mac in order to bring it in line with the other platforms. This work was mostly/completely done by Thomas Wegner. - The Epoc and Cygwin platforms are now supported. - Lots of generically-applicable documentation has been taken from File::Spec::Unix and put in File::Spec. - A Build.PL has been provided for people who wish to install via Module::Build. - Some spurious warnings and errors in the tests have been eliminated. [Michael Schwern] - canonpath() on File::Spec::Unix now honors a //node-name at the beginning of a path. - Cwd.pm wasn't being loaded properly on MacOS. [Chris Nandor] - Various POD fixups - Several testing patches for the Epoc and Cygwin platforms [Tels] - When running under taint mode and perl >= 5.8, all the tmpdir() implementations now avoid returning a tainted path. - File::Spec::OS2 now implements canonpath(), splitpath(), splitdir(), catpath(), abs2rel(), and rel2abs() directly rather than inheriting them from File::Spec::Unix. - Added 'SYS:/temp' and 'C:/temp' to the list of possible tmpdir()s on Win32. - catfile() on Win32 and VMS will now automatically call canonpath() on its final argument. - canonpath() on Win32 now does a much more extensive cleanup of the path. - abs2rel() on Win32 now defaults to using cwd() as the base of relativity when no base is given. - abs2rel() on Win32 now explicitly ignores any volume component in the $path argument. - canonpath() on VMS now does foo ==> foo, and foo.000000] ==> foo]. It also fixes a bug in multiple [000000.foo ==> [foo translations. - tmpdir() on VMS now uses 'sys$scratch:' instead of 'sys$scratch'. - abs2rel() on VMS now uses '000000' in both the path and the base. 0.82 Wed Jun 28 11:24:05 EDT 2000 - Mac.pm: file_name_is_absolute( '' ) now returns TRUE on all platforms - Spec.pm: unbreak C<$VERSION = '0.xx'> to be C<$VERSION = 0.xx>, so underscores can be used when I want to update CPAN without anyone needing to update the perl repository. - abs2rel, rel2abs doc tweaks - VMS.pm: get $path =~ /\s/ checks from perl repository. - Makefile.PL: added INSTALLDIRS => 'perl', since these are std. modules. - Remove vestigial context prototypes from &rel2abs until some future arrives where method prototypes are honored.