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[bug #42104] vmsify.c: vmsify/unixify routines out of date.

From: John Malmberg
Subject: [bug #42104] vmsify.c: vmsify/unixify routines out of date.
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:57:25 +0000
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                 Summary: vmsify.c: vmsify/unixify routines out of date.
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: wb8tyw
            Submitted on: Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:57:24 PM GMT
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Bug
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
       Component Version: 4.0
        Operating System: VMS
           Fixed Release: None
           Triage Status: None



The vmsify and unixify routines can not handle the VMS extended filename
syntax known as EFS available on the ODS-5 filesystem.

In addition to converting between Unix and VMS styles, these routines are
doing some special mangling of the names to make names legal for ODS-2

This special handling needs to be documented at a minimum in the readme.vms.

The EFS character set supports almost all the characters that Unix does
including UTF-8, and supports longer pathnames.

If the DECC$EFS_CHARSET feature is enabled on ALPHA/IA64 then a replacement
set of routines will need to be used.

The pathname size constants are also too small for EFS path names.


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