[Etoys] SugarDataStore>>getFilename: problem
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Dec 30 07:32:10 EST 2008
On 30.12.2008, at 12:50, karl ramberg wrote:
> I had some problems with SugarDatastoreDirectory>>entries by the way.
> Shouldn't it be at:'title' asString only without the changing of back
> slash to forward slash ?
This actually changes any forward slashes to back slashes. Otherwise
splitting a full path name into its directory and file components
would get confused. This is done purely so the file names are not only
the hexadecimal uid, but show some of the entry title, too. When
retrieving the file contents later, the uid is extracted from that
embellished file name.
It's an awful hack, but too much code assumes all files are identified
simply by a string path name with directory separator chars. To
properly integrate the Journal we might have to separate the actual
file locator (url, datastore id, or whatever) from its human-readable
title in all the tools that show files.
- Bert -
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