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Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 09:50:59 +0100
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Hello Eli,

On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:58:14AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> Paul Eggert:
> > We shouldn't waste our collective brain cells on 8.3 limitations any
> > more.
> I didn't ask anyone to waste their brain cells: that's what I'm here
> for.  I found the problem, analyzed it, and suggested a simple
> solution: to rename 2 files.

yes, I understand that.  But Bruno feels that renaming the files would
negatively affect readability of code.  This is small inconvenience for
hundreds of people vs. biger inconvenience to the limited number of
the users of 8.3 file systems.

> If my suggestion were accepted, instead of starting a dispute, [...]
> [...]  I find the reaction to such a simple request to be astonishing.

Yes, that's unfortunate.  But please bite it, forgive Bruno his
principles, and go on.

Can another solution be found?  Could you implement a "global"
fnchange.lst which would apply to all packages coming later?
Perhaps this "global fnchange" could become an official part of 
DJGPP, so that all future DJGPP instalation will have it.

I know maintaining this file can be a tedious work.  Yet it can be
easier then mailing maintainers, after all.  Even if no maintainer
refused your request, it's still easier to maintain a file in "my"
project then to send bug reports.

I hope that you find this mail less annoying than the other ones.


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