• Subject: Re: EXTNAME questions...
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 16:32:23 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Because PC operating system use a dot to separate parts of a file. usually
file name and extension (MSDOS filename.ext, Linux Filename.ext.ext.ext).


Jim Langston

Chris Bipes wrote:

> [SNIP]

> put the dot to specify the version of the file.  Why did IBM use a "." to
> separate the member name for some actions and not bracket the (member)?


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