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Re: Files with trailing dots on Windows

From: von L÷wis Martin <Martin.vonLoewis_at_hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Date: 2006-02-06 10:28:54 CET

> I'll say what everyone is thinking: 'Why in the world would
> anyone even think of putting "..." at the end of a file
> name?' It doesn't make sense in the first place. How about
> using '[Put your file here]' instead.

In the specific case, the file name is "Insert file name..."
along with "Hold option to open a script..." and others,


The rationale for having such files is that they directly
translate into menu items on the Apple Macintosh, and that
it is convention there that menu items that lead to further
user interaction should end in trailing dots (actually,
the convention would use VERTICAL ELLIPSIS, but trailing
dots is close enough).

The files are not meaningful on Windows, yet I maintain
that subversion should not rename them to "Insert file name"
and then claim that they got removed.


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Received on Mon Feb 6 10:29:45 2006

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