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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (alexy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-08 16:18:50

Johan Nilsson writes:
> "Rene Rivera" <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> >
> > 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?

Nope. Nothing except alphabetical characters, an underscore, digits, and a
single dot.

> 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
> removed).

I'll make sure that if there are any, they'll be gotten rid of.

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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