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I'm designing the guidelines for an Enterprise GIS database. Part of this database will include customized geoprocessing tools using a variety of software.

I'm interested in knowing whether anyone can foresee a problem with including '_' as a separator for filenames if GRASS GIS is being used as the main geo-processing software?

Most of the tools will be coded in python, SAGA GIS, and R stats will also likely be used as background processess.

Thanks for any advice!

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Although mostly tailored towards PostgreSQL, I've found few nice tricks regarding names in PostgreSQL Database Conventions. Perhaps that might offer some guidance. But you would definitely have to check them against GRASS, SAGA et al.

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For the record: I have been using '_' as a separator in GRASS within filenames for 15+ years and likely it will continue to work in the future, too :)

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