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Re: ERC file names clash in 8+3 filesystems

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ERC file names clash in 8+3 filesystems
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 12:07:21 +0200

> Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 09:03:59 +0900
> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Cc: Michael Olson <address@hidden>, Mario Lang <address@hidden>, 
>       address@hidden
> 2006/2/3, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > Some of the files in the ERC package installed in the Emacs CVS tree
> > have names that are not unique in the first 8+3 characters.  DOSCHK
> > found the following clashes:
> Do people really still run 8+3-only filesystems (discounting things
> like floppies)?

The MS-DOS port is still supported, and I don't see any reason to drop
it just because a bunch of new files were added.

Btw, even if no one uses plain DOS anymore, files that clash in the
8+3 namespace are trouble on some versions of Windows, due to bugs in
the MS algorithm that generates the 8+3 aliases.  See, for example,
the thread "Re: `rename-file' with leading spaces in filename" earlier
this year.

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