how obscure an extension can you add?

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figosdev
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how obscure an extension can you add?

Postby figosdev » September 11, 2017, 3:08 am

i recently used the database (thank you,) to determine if i should use ".dex" as an extension for a new educational programming language. as .dex is used in android, i opted for .dxt instead.

ive been working since early 2015 on a programming language called fig, which uses the .fig extension (i know some gnu/linux drawing programs use this also. and i hadnt yet heard of fig forth.) i will understand if you dont add .fig to the database, but how established does an extension need to be to be added? fig is an educational dialect inspired by basic and python.

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Malric
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Re: how obscure an extension can you add?

Postby Malric » September 22, 2017, 2:41 pm

We can add anything. Just send us here as much as info as possible and we will create the entry. ;)

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Re: how obscure an extension can you add?

Postby figosdev » October 3, 2017, 2:54 pm

thats marvelous.

fig is an educational language (with the same extension) that has existed since early 2015. like javascript it is plaintext (usually utf-8, but not strictly) and based on python, but the files and structure are quite different. ".fig" is a source file that gets compiled to something else.

your site has these .fig entries already:

file extension fig Lahey Fortran linker options file
fig file icon file extension fig TransFIG image format
file extension fig SWAT watershed configuration file
file extension fig ATOS file
file extension fig Cabri figure file
file extension fig DeskMate drawing file
file extension fig MATlab plot figure
file extension fig Super Nintendo game-console ROM image
file extension fig TeX format file

since fig is compiled (translated) your entry for .bas is probably closest:

file extension bas | Basic source code

file extension fig | fig source code


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