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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: Steve Sobol
  • Date: Thu Aug 31 12:30:28 2000

Jim Mercer wrote:

> > > it's the last alphanumeric token in a string delimited by dots.
> >
> > And it doesn't exist anywhere except Windows.
> untrue.
> just think how crippled make(1) would be without extensions.

DOS and Windows do NOT consider the extension to be part of
the filename. In DOS, make.exe is made up of the filename "make",
and the extension "exe". In Unix and MacOS, "make.exe" represents
a filename "make.exe". The concept of the file extension doesn't exist
as it does in DOS.

Now that I think about it, though, VMS has file extensions, doesn't
it? (Been a while since I last used VMS.) I don't know if the extensions
are treated the way DOS and Windows treats extensions, though.

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