1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 12, 2010 3:46 PM by Andrew Rubinger

    Access to directories

    German Escobar Newbie

      If you have an Archive with a single file (i.e. /somewhere/inside/test.properties), only one entry is created in the MemoryMapArchiveImpl. So, a call to Archive.contains(ArchivePaths.create("/somewhere/inside/")) will return false. And Archive.get(..) will return null. Is this the expected behaviour?

       

      In my opinion, Archive.contains(...) should return true and Archive.get(...) should return ... well, a Node .. just kiddin'. The only possible thing I see we can return here right now is a DirectoryAsset.

        • 1. Re: Access to directories
          Andrew Rubinger Master

          I think the semantics must be changed to those similar to:

           

          mkdir -p /path/to/dir

           

          contains("/path/to") == true

          get("/path/to") has to return *something*.

           

          Which means we may have to adjust the testsuites to match.  Here we have to step lightly and carefully to ensure we aren't just changing tests to make stuff pass - they must pass correctly.

           

          And I think then a request to get("/path/to") should return ... well ... DirectoryAsset is a hack and "null" is incorrect. Maybe it must be a Container type, like Node.  If Node.getContents is empty, it's a directory.  Note that here we just expose Node; not that the thing is internally a tree.

           

          Thinking a bit on it.  Or anyone else can chime in.  If we go full boat, we expose the tree and allow client traversal.  Beginning to wonder if this is necessary.

           

          S,

          ALR