On 20 Jul 2012, at 19:09, Jeff King wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 06:37:02PM +0200, Johannes Sixt wrote:
>> Am 20.07.2012 17:44, schrieb Jeff King:
>>> So I think a suffix like ":d" is probably the least horrible.
>> Not so. It does not work on Windows :-( in the expected way. Trying to
>> open a file with a colon-separated suffix either opens a resource fork
>> on NTFS or fails with "invalid path".
> Bleh. It seems that we did too good a job in coming up with a list of
> disallowed ref characters; they really are things you don't want in your
> filenames at all. :)

How about using '@' as an escape character ?

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