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Re: Re: tortoisesvn rename suggestion bug

From: Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:59:01 -0500

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Stein Somers <ssomers_at_opnet.com> wrote:

>
> In my environment (with extensions similar to .tar.gz) splitting at the
> first period is actually quite useful.
>
> Whichever way of splitting is best, there will be cases when the question
> is unwanted.
>

'.' was an unfortunate choice for the filename/extension delimiter, but it
is hard-wired into MS Windows and many other OSes, as well as having
decades of use. It often gets in the way of "human intuitive" file names,
especially when compound extensions are used.

MS Windows attempts to deal with this by only recognizing the final '.' as
the extension delimiter. Apple tried to avoid the problem by making the
file type completely separate from the file name (the legacy MacOS file
system had a metadata field for file type; it also had a "creator" metadata
field to identify the application that created the file). FWIW,
Linux/Unix/POSIX does not actually have file extensions, but many/most of
the file managers used with Linux/Unix/POSIX do use '.' as a file extension
delimiter)

Anyway, since TSVN is specifically designed to run on MS Windows, it makes
sense to me that it should handle file extensions the same way MS Windows
does.

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