On 2018-04-02 12:11:33 +0000, Joseph Myers wrote: > On Sun, 1 Apr 2018, Gerald Pfeifer wrote: > > > And now to the most important question of all. ;-) Should we use > > "file name" or "filename" when referring to the name of a file? > > See the GNU Coding Standards: > > Please do not use the term ``pathname'' that is used in Unix > documentation; use ``file name'' (two words) instead. We use the term > ``path'' only for search paths, which are lists of directory names.
IMHO, "file name" is bad as it is ambiguous if its goal is to mean either "filename" (in the POSIX sense) or "pathname". At least, "filename" and "pathname" have been standardized by POSIX. -- Vincent Lefèvre <vinc...@vinc17.net> - Web: <https://www.vinc17.net/> 100% accessible validated (X)HTML - Blog: <https://www.vinc17.net/blog/> Work: CR INRIA - computer arithmetic / AriC project (LIP, ENS-Lyon)