- Mar 23, 2013On 23-Mar-13 20:21:58 +0100, Christian Brabandt wrote:
> Hi Ingo!Granted, it's a corner case, but why not make it more consistent? One trap less,
> On Sa, 23 Mär 2013, Ingo Karkat wrote:
>> On 23-Mar-13 17:26:13 +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
>>> Christian Brabandt wrote:
>>>> On Sa, 23 Mär 2013, Marcin Szamotulski wrote:
>>>>> Dear Vim_Dev,
>>>>> If one is in the directory of the current file '%:h:h' expands to '.',
>>>>> while it should expand tas '%:p:h:h' does. This is probably is not very
>>>>> useful case since using '../' is much simpler, though it might be used
>>>>> in a plugin (I've never been hit by this though). Expansion of '%:h:h'
>>>>> works fine when the current directory is not where the current file is.
>>>>> Another, similar issue is when the current file is:
>>>>> and the current directory is
>>>>> Then both '%:h:h' and '%:h:h:h' expand to '.'.
>>>> I think this patch fixes it. It does so, by noticing, whether *fnamep
>>>> has been set to '.' and if so and we are still trying to resolve one
>>>> level up, will resolve '.' to an absolute path.
>>> I don't really like this. If one wants to go above the current
>>> directory you can use ":p".
> Indeed and I really don't mind here. Current version is ok for me.
one thing less to code around in plugins.
>> Can't we change the patch so that it turns into the relative upwardsIt's certainly not nice to look at, but expand() will probably mostly be used in
>> move ".." (then "../..", etc.)?! This way, it stays relative, and one
>> has to use :p to get absolute paths.
> You might end up with many ../../../../ and I don't think this help.
custom functions, anyway. I can imagine use cases where one wants to go
programatically to a parent-parent-parent, and maybe stay in relative addressing
(though I would prefer absolute addresses with :p then, too).
-- regards, ingo
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