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Control characters in file names

Control characters in file names

Posted Nov 25, 2010 16:47 UTC (Thu) by Spudd86 (guest, #51683)
In reply to: Control characters in file names by jreiser
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Well since you don't want it you CAN just turn it off. Fact is that it's almost NEVER sane to have such a file name, and when it is you can disable the restriction.

No one who has proposed the restriction has ever done so as a non-optional, always on thing, on by default, yes, but never as something you couldn't turn off. If you can't ask that people running your app disable a feature of that type, then your app is already broken and you're just waiting for someone to hit the brokenness.

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