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Re: isearch multiple buffers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: isearch multiple buffers
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:21:19 +0200

> Cc: Miles Bader <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> From: Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:16:26 -0700
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>   > > Because the 8.3 name restriction has a negative effect for _all_
>   > > developers.
>   > 
>   > What negative effects? can you show them in the archives?  AFAIR, this
>   > is about the first such issue in years.
> Here are quite a few exmaples: go to http://search.gmane.org/ search
> for 8.3 and use "gmane.emacs.devel" for "In group". It produces a good
> amount of hits. 

All I see, in addition to this thread is the following:

  . An issue with foo-+.texi in June 2004

  . A couple of messages about ChangeLog-unicode in February 2005

  . A discussion back in August 2005 when MH-E was added to Emacs, and
    a related discussion in September that year about image files.

  . A comment by Kim Storm in June this year about renaming a single

  . A few other hits that have nothing to do with conflicts in file
    names due to 8+3 restrictions, such as the discussion in May 2004
    about the doc string of convert-standard-filename

So there are, like, 4-5 instances since 2004---more than I thought,
but still very much negligible.

> Another situation where the DOS port had to be taken into account:
> recently I wanted to clean up the code and get rid of the MULTI_KBOARD
> #ifdefs. You asked me not to because the MSDOS port might need it. I
> am 100% convinced that it won't be needed, but preferred to drop the
> issue rather that try to convince you of this. 

So you are saying that my stubbornness is also a problem related to
the MSDOS port?

> Also, there are a LOT of DOS #ifdefs in the code that we could get rid
> of, that should simplify future maintenance. 

You can say this about many other supported platforms.  Look at
sysdep.c, for example, or at process.c.

This thread was only about 8+3 file-name limitations.

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