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Re: markup rules question

On Fri, Mar 24, 2000 at 11:51:50AM +0100, Roger Kehr wrote:
> Vladimir Volovich writes:
>  > 
>  > First, a minor bug: xindy refuses to accept filenames starting
>  > with a dot, as filenames with raw index. E.g.:
>  > 
> Indeed there are some problems with the file I/O. In addition it seems 
> that xindy cannot handle AFS directories that contain something like
> "...".

"It's not a bug, it's a feature."

The CLISP Implementation Notes (
Section 19.2.1: Pathname Components


A UNIX filename is split into name and type according to the following rule: 
 - if there is no '.' in the filename, then the name is everything,
   type is nil;
 - if there is a '.', then name is the part before and type the part
   after the last dot.

It's stupid, but the only solution seems to be to avoid filenames which have
a dot at the beginning.

Thomas Henlich