On May 2, 2006, at 4:18 AM, Dennis W. Manasco wrote:
Hmmm, a filename CANNOT contain a null without there being an IO error...
Not under HFS or HFS+.
Nulls in filenames were fairly common before OS X. I think their
usage dated as far back as, at least, 3.2.
(getting WAY off topic from MPW..) If null's weren't allowed
under HFS even under OS <9, then when were they allowed - back when
Mac used MFS? When was HFS introduced?
Not _entirely_ off topic, if you want to do annoying things to your users...
You've misunderstood my answer, which wasn't very clearly written for
those without memories of older Systems.
Nulls can be used in file names under HFS and HFS+. I belive they are
properly handled by the Finder, etc. in any pre-OS X System.
I am not _sure_ about MFS, but I do not believe that it was any
different in this regard.
I don't remember when HFS was introduced, but I _think_ the flat file
system disappeared with either 3.0 or 5.0.
I don't really remember either the 2.x or 4.x systems, and I can't
remember whether 3.x was flat or not. For my own curiosity: Can
someone chime in here?
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