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Id: 3976
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: File-Spec

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: zoller [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.86
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Mangled drive letter in File::Spec::Win32
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I am experiencing a problem with File::Spec::Win32 on Perl 5.8.0 compiled with MS Visual C++ 6.0. When passing a directory such as "n:\data" to File::Spec->catfile, the name gets mangled to "N0\data" (N zero) instead of a valid drive letter "N:". When passing "N:\data" to catfile, the function works correctly. I tracked the problem down to canonpath in File::Spec::Win32. Here is a patch which fixes the problem: 127c127 < $path =~ s/^([a-z]:)/\u$1/s; --- Show quoted text
> $path =~ s/^([a-z]):/\u$1:/s;
It appears that "\u" in the substitution was the culprit.

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