From: Glen Knowles (gknowles_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-12 20:54:10
From: Beman Dawes [mailto:bdawes_at_[hidden]]
>There are a bunch of reasons - but particularly it would be creating
>names that will just be rejected by many (or even most) modern operating
>systems. What would be the point of that? It is the same as with requests
>for allowing full URI syntax in paths; without any mechanism in the
>operational functions allowing those paths, what would be the point?
The point is that there is a common need for parsing, combining, and
otherwise manipulating URI and other paths prior to forwarding them to
another system that processes that format. This may not be a mission of the
filesystem library, but it is an important use case.
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