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Re: [RFC] Canonical Paths

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2002-08-29 00:07:18 CEST

Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> David Waite <mass@akuma.org> writes:
>> How many files in your CVS are named '.'? ;-)
> That's beside the point. I don't like the principle of disallowing
> some pathnames, regardless of how silly or seldom used they are. I
> can live with the system not being able to version control files or
> directories called '.svn', since obviously the WC needs some name
> for the storage of its metadata. But adding '.' to the list of
> forbidden names when it's easy not to seems evil.

MacOS supports having NUL-characters in filenames, since they are
stored as pascal-strings. When does APR support those on MacOS?

Actually, I'm not trying to be a wiseguy - if it's simple to support a
file named "." on AmigaOS then let's by all means do that.

-- Naked

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