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From "Chris Anderson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-67) Allow periods (".") in database names
Date Sun, 03 Aug 2008 19:15:44 GMT


Chris Anderson commented on COUCHDB-67:

Being able to identify particular databases (and views indexes) in the filesystem is very
handy when I'm doing backups, watching view-generation progress, or moving data across machines
- the hash approach wouldn't make this impossible, but it would add an extra non-obvious step.

Unless there's a compelling case for allowing wide choice of database and view names, I'd
prefer to have a transparent mapping between the filesystem and CouchDB's interface.

> Allow periods (".") in database names
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-67
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Database Core, HTTP Interface
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Jan Lehnardt
>            Assignee: Jan Lehnardt
>            Priority: Minor
> Allow periods in database names. We need to find out if a period is among the "safe"
characters that can be used for filenames on most filesystems.

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