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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Decomposition of filenames beginning with period?
From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2011-04-07 13:27:31

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 08:14, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Does anyone have a stronger argument than intuition for changing or
> retaining the current behavior?

I like the existing way, actually. It fits with two nice ways of
looking at things:

- A *nix hidden file is one with no name, after removing all extensions.

- A file like .gitignore is a file of type "gitignore" that nobody
bothered to name. Conceptually, it would make sense to have multiple
*.gitignore files, and the one without a stem is just the default
name. (And that would allow putting, say, all the auto-generated ones
in one file, and a manually-maintained list in another.)

~ Scott

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