As anyone who spends time flipping between Windows, Cygwin, Unix and other worlds knows, punctuation is annoying. My brain is hard-wired to type ‘/’ in path names as the good lords intended, and not ‘\’ as some CPM-DOS-wallah picked just to be different. I wonder why Java can’t just use ‘;’ as a universal CLASSPATH separator, but the one that’s pressing my buttons today is the “Santa Claus [firstname.lastname@example.org]” format taken by Outlook (v) “Santa Claus <email@example.com>” as used by most everybody else. All I can say is *@!#?!