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Re: (emacs+unix): How to have a file-name containing slashes, angle-brac


From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: (emacs+unix): How to have a file-name containing slashes, angle-brackets, etc?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 22:40:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2.50 (darwin)

Xah <address@hidden> wrote:

>> The question is whether unix is, by design, capable of handling
>> characters outside the alphanumerical range.
>
> a piss pot can technically hold any liquid other than piss, but it
> does not mean it is suitable as a, say, coffee mug.
>
> one way to see this is to check exactly how many people uses piss bots
> for coffee mug.

You keep answering with metaphors.

What is broken or unpractical about "special" characters in unix file
names that works in other operating systems?



regards,
Nikolaj Schumacher




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