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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Decomposition of filenames beginning with period?
From: Stirling Westrup (swestrup_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-07 13:47:14

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Brian Schrom <brian.schrom_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> Not an argument for or against, but what is the stem and extension in
>> 'filename.with.many.of.periods'?  I think the rule you apply to this
>> should be consistent with .file
> stem: filename
> extension: .with.many.of.periods
> I think Beman is saying that stem can't be empty.

That's not a good choice. Its typical in the Linux world to see files
like boost-1.46.tgz where you want to end up with:

stem: boost-1.46
extent: tgz

Stirling Westrup
Programmer, Entrepreneur.

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