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Re^4: glob() and dot files

by haukex (Archbishop)
on Apr 16, 2020 at 20:17 UTC ( #11115650=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: glob() and dot files
in thread glob() and dot files

a directory with a "dot suffix". That surprised me.Having said that, I have never seen such a thing in "real life". By convention, that is just not "the way that this is done".

The two places I see it happen the most are when some programs put their version number as part of the directory name (C:\Program Files\FooBar v1.23) or when *NIX tools are ported to Windows.

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Re^5: glob() and dot files
by Marshall (Canon) on Apr 18, 2020 at 06:38 UTC
    Good comments.
    Instead of something like: C:\Program Files\FooBar v1.23, I use personally would use: C:\Program Files\FooBar v1_23. However not all folks think that way. True.

    Having said that, I am a supporter of using readdir(). Having been burned a few times with different versions of glob(), I use readdir() for all production code. I do sometimes use glob() for short tests where my code is just looking in the current dir for specific ".suffixes".

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