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From: Michiel Salters (Michiel.Salters_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-28 07:15:38

> Just a few examples for different OS...
> 1. absolute file names:
> host volume directories base ext vers
> ------- ------- --------------- ------- ------- ------
> UNIX /dir1/dir2/ file .ext
> DOS OS/2 NT A: \dir1\dir1\ file .ext
> MAC volume: dir1:dir2: file .ext
> VMS host:: volume: [dir1.dir2] file .ext ;vers

Making that complete for WNT: ( What, imitating VMS ? )

NT \\host\ A$ \dir1\dir2 file .ext :vers

BTW Unix doesn't have extensions. '.' just happens to be a legal
and common character in a filename. Which incidentally gets us
to the next level of unportability: file attributes & rights. Which begs
the question, making e.g. a file::set_read_only(bool) function
optional allows programs to be portable from WinNT to UNIX but
not everywhere. Is that a gain or a loss?

Michiel Salters

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