[Ironruby-core] spec question

Jim Deville jdeville at microsoft.com
Sat Jul 5 16:16:22 EDT 2008

You should be fine making a patch. As for the test, it shouldn't run that test on Windows, but I'm not sure how the old runner works.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Unnikrishnan Nair" <ksunair at yahoo.com>
To: "ironruby-core at rubyforge.org" <ironruby-core at rubyforge.org>
Sent: 7/5/08 1:22 AM
Subject: [Ironruby-core] spec question

When I was testing the File.zero? I noticed File.zero?('NUL') failed. I looked the code and it seems there is no special check there to exclude NUL as a not a valid file. I created a constant
        private readonly static string NUL_VALUE = "NUL";

and added a else clause in the trycreate method  as

else if (path.Equals(NUL_VALUE))
                    result = null;

and now the NUL works fine for zero.

I have two questions with this regard;
1. Can I apply these changes and push in the patch?
2. When we run the rake spec, will it include following tests on Windows?
platform :not, :mswin do
    it "returns true for /dev/null" do
      File.zero?('/dev/null').should == true
It seems it does, I haven't looked at the Rubinius to see how the platform is supposed to work.

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