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Re: New session management patch.

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: New session management patch.
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:25:58 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

|> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:
|> >     +      if (proglen+len+1 <= MAXPATHLEN)
|> >     +        {
|> >     +          char maybe[MAXPATHLEN+1];
|> > 
|> > That is an arbitrary limit, so please remove it.  openp avoids having
|> > such a limit.
|> AFAIK, MAXPATHLEN is not an arbitrary limit, it's something specific to 
|> each platform.  It tells how long can a file name be on that system.

No, it's not a system limit as is, it can vary depending on file systems
and directories (at least PATH_MAX can, which is the POSIX equivalent;
MAXPATHLEN is actually pre-POSIX).


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