[plt-dev] `rico' and ".rkt"

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Feb 15 13:30:54 EST 2010

Jos Koot wrote at 02/15/2010 01:17 PM:
> Would this work for a simple Windows user as I am, opening my sourcce 
> files by double clicking? I am not sure I can make Windows register an 
> empty file extension.
> Jos
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Eastlund" 
> <carl.eastlund at gmail.com>
> how about we abandon
> extensions entirely?

Filename extensions have been archaic half-butted compromises for 
decades, but they're still pretty convenient.

And, at least as importantly, Windows and many Un*x tools rely on the 
filename extensions.  (I'm not sure about Mac OS X.)  Some Web servers 
and some Web browsers also rely on extensions for determining MIME types.


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