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Bear Bibeault wrote:I like the idea of using the system "path.separator" better.
It seemed at least consistant to me. But, one of the claims is that you can write your WAR and run it anyway. If you developed on Windows and then deployed on Debian, the path.separator changes, so the programmer would have to change the source code (XML) to deploy. That seems to smell to me.
It would be a small matter of programming to use either of the two major path.separators known in the universe.