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Windows paths are… different.
I’m in the process of producing a new release of Data::Resolver and I hit a small roadblock:
Fate decided to have some fun and prevented me from reading the reports, but folks at CPAN Testers saved the day once again:
It eventually landed me on the error:
# 'C:\DOKUME~1\smoker\LOKALE~1\Temp\CV48qkF3Z_\foo' # doesn't match '(?^u:(?mxs:(?mxs: \A | /) foo \z))'
Silly me! Paths in Windows use a different path separator, so my regular expression was wrong checking whether the bare file name was alone or preceded by the Unix path separator.
No big deal, I decided to use File::Basename’s
basename to strip the
directory part and turn a
like test into an exact one.
So here’s your lesson, future me: always use File::Spec, its ecosystem or other proven modules to mess with paths in the local filesystem, if you value portability!
Stay safe and portable!