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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-27 07:46:44

Aaron W. LaFramboise wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Is "+" safe to use across file systems? Hm, actually I'm fairly sure
>> more than one "." is not safe. For example in the MVS systems?
> The vanilla CD filesystem ISO 9660 don't like the plus sign, which is
> fairly annoying if you want to burn files containing it to a portable CD
> without archiving it first.

IIRC the restriction on CD file naming (among others) drove our naming
rules, so we should ban '+' if we haven't done it already.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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