Obnoxious postings from Google Groups

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Nov 5 19:20:38 CET 2012

On 2012-11-05, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2012 17:39:35 +1100, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>
> declaimed the following in gmane.comp.python.general:
>> It's nothing to do with operating system. File names are names, and
>> spaces in them are seldom worth the hassle unless you manipulate those
>> files solely using a GUI.
> 	At least spaces are visible.
> 	CP/V would accept non-printable characters in file names... Things
> like BEL were valid -- but figure out where in the name the BEL
> character was when listing the directory contents <G>

Don't most OSes allow non-printing characters in filenames?  VMS and
Unix always have.  AFAIK, there are only two characters that can't
appear in a Unix filename: '\x00' and '/'.

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! I feel better about
                                  at               world problems now!

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