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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Fw: Bug 5219
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 15:21:28 GMT
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 ;-)

> 
> Stefan
> 

Cheers,
Magesh

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