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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Amendment to Path Problems

From: Stig Brautaset
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Amendment to Path Problems
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 16:23:35 +0100
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On Sep 23 2003, Michael wrote:
> I'm an idiot.  This is no command length issue(well it may be a combination 
> of the two), it is a depth problem.  Windows doesn't seem to support more 
> than 23-24 directories deep.  This is a much less trivial problem to solve, 
> but for arch to gain widespread popularity as CVS has, this problem must be 
> addressed.  For my limited skills with C I will be happy to do what I can, 
> I just need a nudge in the proper direction.  The bigger question this 
> raises is how does this affect overall `arch'itecture?

I don't think the depth issue is the worst problem -- it's the total
length of the path, no? Hence all the questions about normalising the
branch/version names in the archive (from
cat/cat--branch/cat--branch--version to cat/branch/version, possibly
with cat/=null/version in case of empty branch labels).



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