Re: A strange behaviour of a File property

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Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:40:34 -0500
On 11/12/2011 5:09 PM, Andreas Leitgeb wrote:

Eric Sosman<esosman@ieee-dot-org.invalid> wrote:

On 11/11/2011 10:21 PM, Andreas Leitgeb wrote:

Eric Sosman<esosman@ieee-dot-org.invalid> wrote:

[...] Note that in some file systems
there is no such thing as a "path separator;" on one such I had
files with names like
Such beasts still exist in the wild?
Or was it something embedded like e.g. on a smartcard?
      "A fossil!" I hear you cry, "A dried relic of prehistory!"

I'm not the type who would cry out about it, but I admit, I did think
something more or less similar.

I do not consider version numbers prehistoric relics.


Note that:
* ODS-5 file systems are case insensitive case preserving (Windows
   style) unlike ODS-2 that is case insensitive uppercasing (DOS style)
* Java actually supports both native syntax and traditional
   *nix / syntax for filenames


public class Disp {
     public static void show(String fnm) throws IOException {
         BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(fnm));
         String line;
         while((line = br.readLine()) != null) {
     public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

actually displays the same file twice.

Yet, according to
... there was a new release (V8.4) just over a year ago. The V7.0
version was roughly contemporaneous with the first release of Java.

I also admit, I'm surprised that at least Java 6 appears to be available
for it. (result of brief googling)

6.0-3 which is equivalent of Oracle 6.0u27 was released last month.

But no 1.7 yet.


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