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Re: findfile() documentation/behavior discrepancy

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  • Micah Cowan
    ... Hash: SHA1 ... Technically, a directory is a type of file... but the documentation could at least be clearer. If fixing the behavior would involve the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 22, 2008
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      Bram Moolenaar wrote:
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      > Tim Pope wrote:
      >
      >> The documentation for findfile() states
      >>
      >> Just like |finddir()|, but find a file instead of a directory.
      >>
      >> However, the function actually finds both files and directories. I
      >> don't know whether the documentation or behavior is wrong (though
      >> I'm rooting for returning files only) but the two are definitely at
      >> odds.
      >
      > Yes, this does not work as documented. I'll look into it.

      Technically, a directory is a type of file... but the documentation
      could at least be clearer.

      If "fixing" the behavior would involve the addition of a stat(), I'd
      vote for "fixing" the documentation instead.

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      Micah J. Cowan
      Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...
      http://micah.cowan.name/
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