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Re: Fwd: Max Path Length Headache

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-02-18 20:51:36 CET

C. Michael Pilato wrote:

>>>Another (ugly) alternatively, though, is for the libraries to sanity
>>>check the length of their relative paths, and, if approaching a known
>>>danger zone, chdir() into (and back out of) the long path's parent
>>>directory.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>Oh yuck, absolutely not. CWD is a process-global attribute on most
>>systems, and I don't want my library to change it behind my back.
>>
>>
>
>FWIW, I completely agree. (In my defense, that idea was handed to me
>by another individual.)
>
>What feelings (besides "that'll be hard") do you have regarding the
>translation to and from absoluteness by the Subversion command-line
>client? Do you think this Windows limitation warrants the effort?
>
>
I wouldn't be against doing so, of course. Deep hierarchies /are/ a
common feature in Java development. It's a pity we can't require the use
of absolute paths in SVN API parameters before 2.0, though.

-- Brane

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