[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: apparently valid recutils file created when saved with comma

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: apparently valid recutils file created when saved with comma
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 06:25:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Wed, Jul 01, 2020 at 09:09:22PM -0400, Charles Millar wrote:
     Over the years I have grown accustomed to the construct that an
     application must have one and only one associated extension or conform to
     some other standard (for lack of better word.) Or at least that is the
     way it appears.

That is an idea which is completely foreign to me, and I think to the
GNU project, and indeed most software in the wild.   In fact, in  GNU,
and in GNU/Linux there is no such thing as a "file extension" .  That is
a concept which existed in early DOS systems.

Obviously there are common conventions which we follow.   For example, C
source code normally resides in files whose name ends in ".c", wheras
C++ files end in ".cc" just to name a few.    But these are merely
convensions - Editors, and compilers will work quite happily on C file
whose name is "slkj?1ou,y+:" (although gcc will need to be explicitly
told what type of compilation to do).   The only counter example to this that I
can think of was java, whose compiler insisted on a .java ending.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]