addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Re: [ia-55] Dash vs. Underscore

From: Jerome P.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:41 PM
Underscore would be a better choice.
The reason being that in UNIX, applications run as a command-line (CLI) will typically use '-' as a way to specify arguments to the command. So, if you use pass files with '-' in their name, the command is likely to get confused.
Example:
This will probably work:
    % my_app -f my_file
and this wont.
    % my_app -f my-file

Good luck.

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Kate Pendley <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all,

Are there any known usability differences between using a dash vs. an underscore in a file name?  My client cited usability, but I'm not aware of any issues, so figured I would ask.

Thanks!

Kate




--
Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Kate Pendley ([address removed]) from The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup.
To learn more about Kate Pendley, visit his/her member profile
Set my mailing list to email me As they are sent | In one daily email | Don't send me mailing list messages

Meetup, PO Box 4668 #37895 New York, New York[masked] | [address removed]

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy