Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
Posted Mar 26, 2009 14:44 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
In reply to: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
Parent article: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
I never proposed radix-65. Radix-65 (26 upper case, 26 lower case, 10 digits, dot hyphen underscore) is what the POSIX standard ALREADY says is all you can depend on; nothing else is portable by that spec.
I want to be able to count on more than what the POSIX spec says;
I want to be able to use the entire Unicode character set, minus the control chars and a few additional constraints to prevent lots of problems for the general-purpose user.
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