files/patch-* pathname separators

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Wed Apr 21 07:09:53 PDT 2004

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:

> Eivind Eklund <eivind at> writes:
>>I also tend to like the ::-convention, as it is the same separator as
>>used in various programming languages (Ruby, Perl, C++, etc) and thus
>>already is in the "separator" slot in my mind.  However, in private mail
>>David referred to a previous discussion that he said had resulted in a
>>decision against it.  Is there anybody out there that agree with David
>>in this?
> All previous discussions of which I am aware ended with ports people
> saying "this is how we do things" and David objecting strenuously.  If

Exactly my impression.


> David thinks otherwise, he should provide relevant references to
> archived threads.  Or he could just save us all (and himself) a lot of
> grief, stop worrying, and learn to love the bomb.

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