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Re: allowing "+" in .html file names

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: allowing "+" in .html file names
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:49:29 +0300

> From: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
> Date: 29 Apr 2002 08:41:27 -0700
> If + is not allowed under DOS, a reasonable alternative could be
> to change them to `-'s or `_'s in normalize_filename(), which is
> supposed to adapt a filename to fit the limitations of the
> filesystem.

Makeinfo tries to produce files that can be moved across different

However, my real problem is not with `+' per se, but with what will
follow.  If `+' is allowed, people will want to have other characters
as well.  Before long we will have `:', `|', `<', etc.  Where do we
stop, and how do we explain that other characters cannot be present in
file names?  At least now we have Posix to back us (many other
programs impose similar restrictions on characters they use in file

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