Currently many of the functions in the
Path module do depend on the OS type the system is running on. I’m currently working on a filesystem abstraction and there it becomes quite apparent that on my unix system
Path.type("D:/usr/local/bin") does return
:relative, while it’s an
:absolute path on a windows based system. The system is meant to work the same though for windows and unix based deployments and the paths/files handled aren’t even stored on the host machine for most adapters.
I do feel it would make sense to push this implicit dependency on the host os to the api level, so the module can be used to handle paths for other OS’s the same way it can for the OS the system currently runs on.
I’m wondering how others (especially the core team) think about this. Currently the dependency essentially means I can’t use most of the