[Rd] `basename` and `dirname` change the encoding to "UTF-8"
JAR@uh @end|ng |rom web@de
Mon Jun 29 16:39:20 CEST 2020
Dear R Developers,
I noticed that `basename` and `dirname` always return "UTF-8" on Windows (tested with R-4.0.0 and R-3.6.3):
> p <- "Föö/Bär"
Is this on purpose? At least I did not find any relevant comment in the documentation of `dirname`/`basename`.
Background: I'm currently struggeling with a directory name containing a latin1-character. (I know that this is a bad idea, but I did not create the directory and I cannot rename it.) I now want to pass a latin1-directory name to a function, which internally uses `tools::makeLazyLoadDB`. At that point, internally, `dirname` is called, which changes the encoding, and things break. If I use `debug` to halt the processing and "fix" the encoding, things work as expected.
So, if possible, I would prefer that `dirname` and `basename` preserve the encoding.
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