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Re: .text or .txt

On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 14:06:22 -0500
Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 11:55:51AM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > Most of the text versions of manuals on the ftp site seem to use the
> > .txt suffix.  All files generated from the policy package use .text,
> > though.  Would there be any objections to moving from .text to .txt
> > for policy?
> I anti-object.  ".txt", while evocative of a well-known old operating
> system's extremely limited filesystem, is about as close to a universal
> signifier for a plain text file as exists.  Deviating from that seems a bit
> silly.

I'd frankly prefer some sort of strong typing mechanism on the filesystem
(like in MacOS), but that wouldn't be altogether helpful here. Just a thought
I had when I read this...



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