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Re: OT pondering (WAS: Re: Trailing Periods on File Names)
- To: jmerz42 at earthlink dot net
- Subject: Re: OT pondering (WAS: Re: Trailing Periods on File Names)
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 15:15:54 -0400
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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At 03:02 PM 4/5/2001, Jonathon Merz wrote:
>Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>>At 02:38 PM 4/5/2001, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>>Curious, no? Perhaps this is a side-effect of the potential aliasing of suffix-less names and the same name with a ".exe" suffix?
>>No, this is Windows madness. It ignores periods at the end of file names.
>I agree with that, having seen this before, but I am curious... It seems that such functionality did not get there by accident (I cannot think of a way to ignore characters in a filename without some _extra_ coding), so it must have been done for some purpose. Yet I cannot for the life of me imagine what benefit this produces, or what fault it would circumvent. Anyone have ideas as to this?
Since this is off-topic, can I encourage everyone to reply directly to
Jonathon, so we don't clutter the Cygwin list with this discussion?
I'm sure the list will appreciate it!:-)
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. http://www.rfk.com
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