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Re: Locking UI comments

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2004-10-15 20:42:18 CEST

On Oct 15, 2004, at 12:22 PM, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> You'd be amazed at the people
> who.love.to.name.their.files.like.this.tar.gz, and at everyone who
> wouldn't notice the '.mine.' in the middle of a filename.

Maybe old ProDOS (Apple II fs) users? :-) Only alphanumerics and
periods were allowed, so users tended to use periods as spacers, just
as many today use _ or - today on Unix systems. There are probably Mac
and Windows users who are amazed at the (Unix culture) people
who_love_to_name_their_files_lie_this.tar.gz :-)

Anyway, I second the notion that trying to second guess anything but
the last .extension will be fraught with difficulty.

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