[Haskell-cafe] Uploading to hackage fails: bad file names in tarball

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 14:49:28 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Frerich Raabe <raabe at froglogic.com> wrote:

> However, according to Niklas Larsson, "The extension wasn't really part of
> the filename in those days." so I guess I stand corrected.

Yes. It's a rather ugly bit of hackishness that Microsoft actually tried to
clean up in MS-DOS 2 (with AVAILDEV), but that broke too many programs so
we're stuck with it now.

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