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From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: $USERPROFILE for $HOME on W32
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 14:26:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 00:42:07 +0100
>> Any fixed length would be wrong, IMHO.  Can't this just be dynamically
>> allocated?
> Any _arbitrary_ fixed length is wrong.  But if the filesystem supports
> at most FILENAME_MAX-long file names, then using FILENAME_MAX for
> strings that hold file names is not arbitrary.

What if someone sets HOME to something longer?  It won't work as filename,
sure, but Emacs should not crash just because of this.


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