[plt-scheme] What does the Scheme file extension ".ss" stand for?

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Mon Feb 18 19:29:09 EST 2008

I would rather like an OS that looks to the type of the file (recorded in 
the file in stead of in the filename)
Of course the OS should leave option to override the type of the file.
Of course an extension may be a good reminder for the user.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jakub Piotr Cłapa" <jpc-ml at zenburn.net>
To: "PLT-list" <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Cc: "Michael Vanier" <mvanier at cs.caltech.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 11:55 PM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] What does the Scheme file extension ".ss" stand 

> Michael Vanier wrote:
>> What's wrong with using ".scheme" as the extension?  Java has blazed a 
>> path of glory in this regard...
>> (No, I'm not serious.)
> Why are you not? We've had LFN for more than a decade. 8.3 is almost like 
> COBOL... ;-)
> It's quite nice to use long extensions --- this helps to avoid collisions 
> between programs and improves the overall file UI experience (in Finder, 
> Explorer, Nautilus or whatever). In the shell we have tab completion 
> anyway.
> I kind of like .latex and .iMovieProject for example.
> PS. Not that I would like to force a switch but this proposal is IMHO at 
> least as good as .scm or .ss.
> -- 
> regards,
> Jakub Piotr Cłapa
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