On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Scott Robison <sc...@casaderobison.com>
wrote:
>
> We could modify the Windows code to use the \\.\ prefix trick and then
> fossil could create / delete the files. If we did that, how much pain would
> it cause to other tools and processes on the Windows system?
>
> If we don't support it, Fossil potentially looks bad to someone for not
> creating what appear to be ordinary file names. If we do support it, Fossil
> potentially looks bad for creating files or directories that other
> processes can't interact with normally.
>

This problem is not unique to Fossil. Several years ago, a (then) coworker
of mine cussed at Windows when files he added to whichever VCS his
department was using (Synergy, I think) could not be checked out on a
windows PC.
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