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## All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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• #### Path::Extended(Score:1)

Path::Class may be a nightmare while testing modules under Win32, as it uses a native path separator, which is good sometimes but breaks tests if the author of the tests just compares a Path::Class object stringification with a path separated by forward slashes like this:

my $file = file('foo/bar'); like$file => qr|foo/bar|; # not ok for Win32 as \$file becomes "foo\bar" there.

I'd rather recommend Path::Extended (or Path::Extended::Class if you prefer), which has almost the same API but always uses a forw

• #### Re:Path::Extended(Score:2)

by schwern (1528) on 2010.01.04 19:39 (#71481) Homepage Journal

I think assuming everything on Windows will take Unix style paths is eventually going to bite you in the ass, and fall flat on its face on VMS, but I see why you'd want to normalize paths. It does make life simpler.

Path::Extended contains some great ideas, things like grep(), save() and copy_to(). It would be nice if Path::Extended was a subclass of Path::Class, but I see there's some issues with that [cpan.org].