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From: Johan Nilsson (johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-08 01:21:56

"Rene Rivera" <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Beman Dawes wrote:
> > The classic MAC OS is less of a consideration today, and VMS also falls
> > that category. The legacy IBM systems are still important in some
> > but we have never had any requests for Boost interoperability on those
> > systems that I'm aware of.
> We've had requests for operability in OpenVMS. And having multiple dots,
> i.e. extensions in that OS, was one of the problems reported for getting
> things working easily. It wasn't impossible if I remember correctly,
> just harder as it required manual intervention.

Multiple dots are OK under OpenVMS, if you're using the ODS-5 filesystem
(sarcastically referred to by some VMS users as 'supporting billynames'). It
can be a bit painful to use (the multiple dots, that is), but it's no longer
a big problem.

Also, while I'm at it: are parentheses allowed in ISO9660 filenames? I seem
to recall some problems where parentheses are used for some filenames in
boost, at least under 1.31.0 ('+' signs asside, as I see they are being

// Johan


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