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From "Erik Hatcher" <>
Subject Re: Refactor of PathTokenizer - am I missing something?
Date Sat, 05 Jan 2002 01:32:57 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Loughran" <>

> Now as an extra bit of confusion, it is worth noting that ";" has special
> meaning on an NTFS file system, as it lets you specify 'content streams'
> under a filename. Mac users will know what I mean as resource and data
> forks, other people will only have come across the issue as one of the
> IIS hacks to get ASP source.
> build.xml;1 === build.xml  as you normally see it
> build.xml;2 === some other fork you can attach to a file

NT was designed by the same person that built VMS, but VMS uses ";" to
separate version numbers as its a versioning filesystem.

How did it go from versions to 'content streams' between the two O/S's??
And why aren't other operating systems using versioning implicitly?

At one company where I worked, our version control system *was* the
operating system, thanks to VMS, and it worked very well.  Oh how I miss


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