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). Regards, 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)? [SNIP] +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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