[webkit-dev] svn-create-patch acting oddly lately

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Mon Jul 20 14:50:28 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:

> It looks from here like the chdir call is causing curdir() to report the
> non-symbolic-link form of things.  If that's true, it seems like this
> workaround would work:
> ...
> my ($newdir) = @_;
> my $before = File::Spec->rel2abs( File::Spec->curdir() );
> + chdir $before;  # Try and force curdir() to report the directory without
> symbolic links.
> + $before = File::Spec->rel2abs( File::Spec->curdir() );
> chdir $newdir;
> my $after = File::Spec->rel2abs( File::Spec->curdir() );
> ...
> Could you try this and see if it works?
> Also, any Perl hackers are welcome to chip in here on how the current code
> should be improved.  I just looked up docs on the File::Spec module and saw
> them mentioning something about realpath() that might be relevant here...

Looking at this more, this code just looks wrong to me (although, like I
said, I know roughly zero Perl, so my instincts are not trustworthy).

Perhaps instead of the hack above, try adding "use Cwd;" to the top of the
file and then changing this to:

my ($newdir) = @_;
my $before = Cwd::getcwd();
chdir $newdir;
my $after = Cwd::getcwd();

That seems like it ought to work a lot better.

If that solves your problem, I'll get this reviewed and checked in.

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