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Re: [bug #55449] Use FILENAME_MAX in maxfilename.cpp

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [bug #55449] Use FILENAME_MAX in maxfilename.cpp
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:20:48 +0100
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Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in <address@hidden>:
 |Eli Zaretskii wrote in <address@hidden>:
 ||> Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:42:31 +0100
 ||> From: Steffen Nurpmeso <address@hidden>
 ||> Cc: address@hidden
 ||>|I think FILENAME_MAX is Standard ANSI C symbol, so it can/should be
 ||> NAME_MAX was also ANSI C by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie.
 ||> ANSI C says
 ||>   NAME_MAX 14 /* longest filename-component; system-dependent */
 ||No, NAME_MAX is Posix, not ANSI.
 |I was citing the ANSI C book of the mentioned, like i have said.

Note that i realize that those great ones bugged it up in that
NAME_MAX was the name but a single stale reference to FILENAME_MAX
was left there / sneaked in too.  That was long after the legendary
Ritchie C standard frustration mail <address@hidden> (noalias comments to
X3J11; "In discussion with various X3J11 members, I learned that
this section is now regarded as an inadvertant error, and no one
thinks that it will last in its current form.  Nevertheless, it
seemed wisest to keep my comments in their original strong form.
The intentions of the committee are irrelevant; only their
document matters.")

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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