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Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 16:06:52 +0100
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Paul Smith wrote:
> This installs the following problematic files into my distribution:
>   ./config/inttypes-pri.m4
>   ./config/inttypes.m4
>   ./config/inttypes_h.m4
> This works fine for UNIX, but when people try to unpack the GNU make
> tarball on a DOS system where only 8.3 filenames are allowed they get
> errors because these filenames are not unique in 8.3.

Is this still relevant? The successor of the DOS filesystem, VFAT, was
shipped since 1995. That's 10 years ago. The DJGPP support in gettext has
not seen a volunteer caring about it for 3 years. Also, other operating
systems that used 8.3 style filenames, like GEMDOS or TRSDOS, are long dead.

This constellation (inttypes-pri.m4, inttypes.m4, inttypes_h.m4) exists
since gettext 0.11.4 - 2.5 years ago. Yet you are the first one to complain
about it.


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