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My question is somewhat religious and definitely mundane compared to the guy who wants to write an OS in .net, but I live in the world of maintenance code. My bugaboo is consistency. Take a project of veteran developers (they each have their own style) add a few whiz kids (who have their own styles), add code standards that are pretty much ignored, and shake. The results can be mind-boggling. I've seen coding conventions deal with many issues, but I don't think I've seen one dealing with filenames and their construction. In the project I am re-factoring now, the file system is fixed. The primary folders in the root are fixed, so we have something like:

\root
application
backup
archives

I have a lot of code that builds file specifications including folder names. A great deal of concatenation, removing slashes, adding slashes and what not, it just begs for errors. So instead of something like this:

#define ROOT_FOLDER L"\\root"
#define APP_FOLDER L"application"
#define BACKUP_FOLDER L"backup"
#define ARCHIVE_FOLDER L"archives"


and then constructing complete file specs, I re-factored to something like this:

#define ROOT_FOLDER L"\\root"
#define APP_FOLDER L"\\root\\application"
#define BACKUP_FOLDER L"\\root\\backup"
#define ARCHIVE_FOLDER L"\\root\\archives"


and deleted as much string formatting code that I could. Then I got to thinking, maybe there should be a trailing slash as well - which led me here to ask how others like to do this...

Thoughts?
Charlie Gilley
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759

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