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Two good reasons: 1) security, when the filenames are coming from external sources and 2) the ability to handle strange characters in filenames (spaces, pipes, etc). These are good arguements, but if it were me I'd just tell them it's faster. Most programmers I know are slaves to (percieved) performance.


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