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Re: [PATCH] Change file names in text-base and prop-base

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-11-08 19:22:14 CET

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> On 2001-11-08 18:11:11 Karl Fogel wrote:
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> > 4. Kevin's patch below, which makes all base files have a special
> > extension, thus foiling `find', tags tables, and other common
> > ways people might accidentally end up in their text base files.
> >
> >If anyone has reservations about #4, please say something... and we
> >should wait a couple of days before applying this, so there's time
> >to discuss if anyone objects.
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> There are operating systems that impose a maximum length on filenames.
> MacOS has a limit of 32 characters, and you're adding a quarter of that.

That's Mac OS 9, not Mac OS X. Are we even targetting 9 as a platform?

Mac OS X can handle the same length as BSD filenames.

-Fitz

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