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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Fw: Bug 5219
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:16:25 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Magesh Umasankar" <umagesh@apache.org>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Bug 5219


> From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
> > On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Magesh Umasankar <umagesh@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > >> Might be a dumb question: but which operating system uses more than
> > >> one character for a path separator?
> >
> > Well, it is a String and not a char in Java for some reason.
>
> Reason is convenience according to Sun folks ;-)
> (Check out JDK1.3 javadoc for java.io.File)
>
> > I can't remember the path separator on VMS, but both : and ; are
> > special parts of filenames there (and I still would like to know what
> > Jav's system property file.separator is on VMS).
>
> Good luck finding that ;-)
>

when I write an operating system, I shall use "- ?  -" as the path
separator, just to test everyones assumptions.


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