[jcifs] Hidden Files from listFiles()?
Michael B Allen
mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Nov 5 06:57:23 EST 2003
>> > I would tend toward leaving hidden files hidden. Even in Unix you
>> have to
>> > specifically ask to see the hidden files. My gut reaction is that
>> this is
>> > the path of least surprise.
>> Ok, well I could go either way with this and it's trivial to do it
>> way. One more opinion would close the issue...
> I would lean toward not listing hidden files unless you request them.
> behaviour is backward compatible again? i.e. does a plain
> include hidden files currently, or no?
Currently jCIFS lists ALL files regardless of their attributes including
system files and hidden files.
A program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the potential for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.
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