[tech] File extension options

Mansfield mansfield at ondollo.com
Mon Jan 25 01:13:15 GMT 2021


On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:42 PM Miguel de Luis Espinosa <
enteka at fastmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2021, at 5:28 AM, Mansfield wrote:
> > This time it's a short question that I can't find an answer to.
> >
> > Why not use '.gem' as the file extension? Why the encouragement to
> > support one or both of gmi / gemini instead of adding a new one?
> >
> > What I was able to find was, "Current Gemini servers seem to use .gmi
> > or .gemini extensions for this purpose, and new servers are strongly
> > encouraged to support one or both of these options instead of adding a
> > new one to the mix." (from
> > gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/best-practices.gmi)
> >
> > To be clear: You won't get any argument from me. The only thing swaying
> > me either way is, to me, '.gem' feels cooler. I'd *really* love to use
> > that... I'd feel... almost sad to use gmi... and gemini is annoyingly
> > long. So. No logical argument here. Just looking for some background
> > and trying to get a feel for how horrible a person I'd be if I went
> > with gem.
> >
> > Thoughts?
>
> .gem is for Ruby gem files (sort of libraries)
>

Ah. Humm... unfortunate.

Thanks!
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