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|0000615||Core Inform||Releasing, bibliographic data, cBlorb||public||2011-03-15 14:18||2014-05-07 07:34|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6L02|
|Summary||0000615: Story title ending in question mark cannot be Released|
|Description||Windows, not Mac. Clicking RELEASE or RELEASE FOR TESTING on the source below doesn't produce any zblorb or gblorb file. Not sure if question marks are OK in a title or not, but the Mac has no problem. |
Are the filename allowances different between platforms?
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
"test?" by Ron Newcomb. There is room.
|Effect||(serious) Compiler rejects valid code|
|A question mark is not valid in a Windows file name, as the question mark is the single-character wildcard. NI should really flag this as an error, or drop the question mark from the final output file name.|
For now I'm classifying this one as a bug in the release process.
Victor Gijsbers (reporter)
Does NI know which filesystem it is running on? Because a question-mark is certainly legal in many other filesystems, such as the default OSX and Linux filesystems. It would seem undesirable for NI to restrict the filename of the released file using restrictions that do not actually exist on the filesystem it is running on.
(As a reductio ad absurdum, consider the view that NI should restrict your game title to MS-DOS-legal file names. Nobody wants that, because nobody is using it. But why would I want to be restricted by NTSF if I'm using EXT4?)
|Inform does know what platform it's on, but I think I'd like the behaviour here to be consistent across platforms. I've suppressed both ? and * in story file filenames.|
|2011-03-15 14:18||Ron Newcomb||New Issue|
|2011-03-15 15:07||DavidK||Note Added: 0001090|
|2011-03-15 16:43||EmacsUser||Note Added: 0001094|
|2011-03-15 16:43||EmacsUser||Severity||mild => serious|
|2011-03-15 16:43||EmacsUser||Status||new => confirmed|
|2011-03-15 16:43||EmacsUser||Category||Source text and punctuation => Releasing, bibliographic data, cBlorb|
|2011-03-15 16:43||EmacsUser||Tag Attached: wrongeffect|
|2011-03-20 18:12||Victor Gijsbers||Note Added: 0001097|
|2011-10-21 12:12||graham||Note Added: 0001419|
|2011-10-21 12:12||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2011-10-21 12:12||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2011-10-21 12:12||graham||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2014-05-07 07:34||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6L02|
|2014-05-07 07:34||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
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