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>>>>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> GLEP 55 is simple, it solves all the problems we have (including the
> version issue, which everyone is conveniently ignoring), it doesn't
> require us to guess what's going to happen next and it can be
> implemented immediately. That's a rather big deal.
The "header comment" solution solves all these issues too, without
embedding unrelated information in the filename . It can be
implemented immediately, too.
The argument that was always used against such solutions was that
it would "hurt performance". However, when the council asked for
benchmarks that would prove that point, nobody could provide them.
 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename> "The filename is metadata
about a file; a string used to uniquely identify a file stored on the