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Control characters in file names

Control characters in file names

Posted Nov 23, 2010 21:15 UTC (Tue) by Yorick (subscriber, #19241)
In reply to: Control characters in file names by jreiser
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

The very point of such a restriction would be that programs would not need to implement it themselves.

I'm somewhat surprised that you believe that 3 % longer file names would make a noticeable difference in performance for your application; have you measured this? Most cases of data encoded in file names that I have come across would happily use something like base64, with the added benefit of portability and easier manipulation and inspection of the directories with standard tools.

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