2010/6/27 Jon Cruz <j...@joncruz.org>:
> On Jun 23, 2010, at 10:58 AM, Gino D wrote:
>> After doing several tests, my impression is that such a stratagem
>> should work well. Nevertheless, I'm not totally sure of its
>> infallibility, because, among other things, I don't know if the
>> character “!” is really the first valid symbol on all operating
>> systems supported by GIMP,
> As a minor note, I can confirm that "!" is not the first valid symbol on all 
> operating
> systems. Most operating systems allow for many more characters than Windows
> does.

That's exactly what I feared. However, now it's clear that this kind
of problem can be avoided by following the method previously proposed
by Rob, which, being based on sorted lists of file names, is sure to
be OS independent, unlike the "dir-read-entry" command.

Anyway, thanks for the information.
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