[plt-scheme] v299: process* file args, paths, strings, and byte-strings

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 19 18:56:50 EDT 2004

At Tue, 19 Oct 2004 18:51:08 -0400, Richard Cobbe wrote:
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> On Oct 19, 2004, at 6:38 PM, Robby Findler wrote:
> > At Tue, 19 Oct 2004 18:33:08 -0400, Richard Cobbe wrote:
> >> In this particular situation, I'll almost certainly be fine, because I
> >> don't expect /sw/fink/debs to contain any files with names not
> >> representable in basic ASCII, but I'm anal^H^H^H^H careful enough to
> >> want to get this right in the general case.
> >
> > I don't have the full answer for you, since I'm not sure what we hook
> > into for process*, but I thought I'd point out one thing here.
> >
> > It turns out that it's not even as bad as you assume. As I understand
> > it, there are very few bytes strings that are not representable as
> > paths; it's certainly far more than just ASCII that keeps you safe.
> I'm not sure that's really relevant -- I'm converting from paths to 
> (byte) strings, not the other way around.

Sorry, I meant strings, not byte strings. The path -> byte string
mapping is invertible (but it doesn't cover all byte strings, IIRC).


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