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From: Vladimir G Ivanovic <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 08:13:26 -0800
You're confusing an operating system concept with a programming
Yes, but as a joke. I assumed that ":-)" on top of a "Duh!"
would be redundant, but maybe I was wrong. Sorry if I confused
or upset you.
A more charitable assessment would be that I was using
Let me put the question another way: why should the presence
or absence of the concept of "current" directory hinge on
the presence or absence of user-writable storage? I can
perfectly well imagine a directory structure that gives
access to devices and files the writing of which is not
under control of the user, and a current directory within
that directory structure. Conversely, I can perfectly
well imagine a file system that has no concept of a current
directory, or even of directory structure (I have worked
with many such in the past), even though user-writable
storage is supported.
- Re: Java
- From: Vladimir G Ivanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>