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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx_386 for DOS Bug Report (14 March 1997 version) -Reply

From: Hiram Lester, Jr.
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx_386 for DOS Bug Report (14 March 1997 version) -Reply
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 14:04:13 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 19 Mar 1997, David Godshall wrote:

> I think you can count the TD's comment as a vote against using
> "_lynxrc" (since the leading "_" is a non-alphanumeric character).  I
> would prefer lynx.rc myself, just because there are already enough
> weird filenames out there, and most of the weird ones are temporary
> files that programs leave behind by accident that I later go around
> cleaning up -- I'm liable to delete a file starting with "_" by
> accident!  :-}  I also dislike files without extensions.

I agree.  Win uses _dfhkj.tmp and other such strange things as temporary
files.  I still hold out my vote for either lynx.rc or lynxrc.  I just
checked VMS, and it uses .lynxrc, but gopher uses gopherrc. on VMS where
it uses .gopherrc on unix.  MicroEMACS uses .emacsrc on unix and emacs.rc
on DOS/Win systems.

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