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Re: What to do about file:

From: Clive D.W. Feather <clive@demon.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:00:30 +0100
To: Jason Robinson <JRobinson@kitchenpages.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040820080030.GB46489@finch-staff-1.thus.net>

Jason Robinson said:
> PS: DOS and Windows based systems support the notion of a "drive letter".
> I once did have a system which had double letters but I can not remember how
> I did that as it was quite some time ago  (alowing for more then 26?)

Never mind having one; I've written one. I don't recall exactly how I did
it, but it was something like A: B: ... Y: Z: DAA: DAB: DAC: DAD: ...
with the jump from 1 to 3 letters making mistakes less likely.

My PDA has a two-level structure for drive names:

    LOC::A:     REM::A:     IR::A:
    LOC::B:     REM::B:     IR::B:
    LOC::C:     REM::C:     IR::C:

("LOC::" is "local", "REM::" is "other end of remote link", "IR::" is
"other end of IRDA link"; other names are possible).

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