[twg-tds] question about file names
karl at freefriends.org
Fri Jul 30 00:38:13 CEST 2004
1) more than 8 chars file names
I don't see a problem with using long filenames at this point. I rather
doubt TeX Live itself would be usable on an 8.3 filesystem these days.
(I know the Unix side wouldn't be.)
and 2) a separator like "-" for the second one,
Here, I personally would advise against using both _ and - as
separators. Not for technical reasons, but because it's extremely prone
to confusion by humans. I don't think it especially matters whether _
or - is used, but I suggest picking one or the other.
For the <language> part of the name, I'd suggest using some pre-existing
list of names, perhaps the ISO abbreviations used for $LANG, or babel
names, or something. Better than making up yet another language list,
seems to me.
A way could be to identify the localizer just thru a new
file name extension, e.g. lan_pack.msg
but it's still not very usable.
If they are TeX input files, a .tex extension seems like the right thing
level in the tree and a lot of file names "english.tex" or
"english.msg" will poluate the texmf.
Yep, exactly right. So I think the long-filename approach you suggest
is the way to go.
Those are my views, for what it's worth ... others may chime in at will :).
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