File Suffix

Paul Looney support at ahsomme.com
Sun Jan 23 02:50:38 EST 2011


Stephen,
More like 7,311,616 characters. The creator codes could be small  
characters or caps (except Apple reserved all lower case for itself).
Paul Looney

On Jan 22, 2011, at 11:25 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> And the old 4 char 'creator codes' would run out at 456976 !
>
> On 23 January 2011 01:17, Paul Looney <support at ahsomme.com> wrote:
>
>> Cal,
>> Another consideration:
>> Three characters allows for approximately 17,576 combinations  
>> (26*26*26).
>> Apple's App Store alone already has over 300,000 apps, and growing.
>> Three characters might have been enough in 1970 but not today.
>> Paul Looney
>>
>>
>> On Jan 22, 2011, at 8:08 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
>>
>>  O.K. Ken, given that there are companies in our business that  
>> have used
>>>> more
>>>> than a three char suffix. That still doesn't make it right.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Sorry, Cal, I'm just not seeing the big deal with "greater than 3
>>> character"
>>> file extensions... but maybe it's just me...
>>>
>>> Ken Ray
>>> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
>>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
>>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>>>
>>>
>>>
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