Andrew Roach wrote:
> >>However, in the past files with a dash (-) in their name caused serious
> >>trouble when building a library on Windows.
> >IIRC, early (late 80's and early 90's) Unix had trouble with hyphens as well
> >so in that era a lot of programmers used underscores in names. I believe
> >the more modern trend is to use hyphens, however. I suppose hyphens in names
> >could still be a problem for windows so your concern is legitimate. However,
> >instead of speculating, will you please find out whether it is actually
> >going to be a problem or not by taking a minute to compile and execute the
> >app similarly to above? If it is going to be a problem, then we can switch
> >to underscores, I suppose, but let's not do that if we don't have to.
> It works on my windows platform and MingW, so NTFS + MingW at the very
> least work with hyphens. Can't speak for VC++ or other blends of windows
Well, I was successful in creating a library containing two files with
in their names, sub-a.c and sub-b.c - not very imaginative :), and using
that in a trivial program.
So, as far as I am concerned, there is no problem. (I guess I could
up my dislike of spaces in file names and directories at this too :D,
I will not).