[Python-Dev] Problem with 2.3b2 tarfile?

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
Wed, 02 Jul 2003 11:40:14 +0100

Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl> writes:

> On dinsdag, 1 juli 2003, at 17:31PM, Michael Hudson wrote:
>> I know, let's end the filenames with U+2026, HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS.
>> This will surely create no interoperability problems at all.
> Let me tell you a bit of history. These filenames are actually
> the strings that will be used in menu entries. Originally, some
> of them ended in ellipses (okay, not unicode ellipses, but either
> MacRoman or Latin-1 ellipses, I can't remember). Then people
> complained. Then we changed them to "...". Now other people
> complain.

I didn't *know* this was the history, but I certainly suspected that
this was the case (and MacRoman ellipsis *is* U+2026, I don't think
there is an ellipsis in Latin-1).

> It seems you can't win em all...



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