```Hi,

At Wed, 16 May 2007 16:38:36 +0900,
Daniel Berger wrote in [ruby-core:11181]:
> In any case, the equivalent of File.basename is PathStripPath(), though
> you'll need to mix it with PathRemoveExtension() if there's an extension
> provided. The equivalent of File.dirname is PathRemoveFileSpec(). Note
> that you'll need to use backslashes for those functions to work.

They are not equivalent, and the example PathStripPath() in
MSDN[1] seems like that the function just leaves the input
unchanged if it is not in expected form.

[1] http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms628624.aspx

> To detect if a path is a root path use PathIsRoot(). This will return
> true for "C:\\" or "\\server\\share" or even just "\\server".

Doesn't it mean they are not basenames?

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