It appears that in the OSL code that we do some sanity checking for Unix system paths and convert double slashes (//) to single slash. However, if a system path starts with a double-slash then starting with double-slashes we are still converting this to a single slash.
That's unfortunately not valid. POSIX states the following:
"If a pathname begins with two successive <slash> characters, the first component following the leading <slash> characters may be interpreted in an implementation-defined manner, although more than two leading <slash> characters shall be treated as a single <slash> character."
In other words, the following path...
However, the following path...
It appears that the code comments are the issue here, they talk about double-slashes but actually, the code correctly checks for multiple slashes and changes to a single slash.
I've now added a unit test to check for this.
Argh - wrong bug closed. Sorry, this is still an issue!
Moving to NEW
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