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Re: Compartmentalizing the 8.3 problem into the msdos directory

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Compartmentalizing the 8.3 problem into the msdos directory
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 23:30:24 -0800
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On 02/05/2011 08:01 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> I gave technical reasons why it will complicate things.  We just
> disagree wrt their significance.

The technical reasons are clearly minor, and are not enough to prevent
the change.

There's no need to make the change now, as the MS-DOS build evidently
works well enough now even though several source file names clash
after 8+3 truncation.  But if in the future there are more 8+3
clashes, and if these new clashes cause significant problems on
MS-DOS, then the change will become relevant, as we'll be able to use
it rather than worry about renaming Emacs source files to keep MS-DOS

The bottom line is that there is no longer any significant technical
reason to restrict all Emacs source file names to be unique after 8+3

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