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Re: remember(-diary).el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: remember(-diary).el
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:18:49 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:13:40 +0900
> As I understand it (it's been a fairly long time since I've used the
> more primitive versions of windows), the "short name" chosen for a long
> name is explicitly chosen to ensure it doesn't clash with any other
> short names.  E.g., for the file "remember-diary.el", it might choose
> "rememb~1.el" as a short name.

In theory, yes, but in practice, the algorithm that chooses the short
8+3 alias has bugs that could well cause a clash, depending on what
other files are present in the directory whose names map to the same
strings after 8+3 truncation, and in what order Windows sees the files

> It sounds like either Martin has support for long names turned off

I sincerely doubt that: no one in their right mind disables the long
file names support.

> cvs.exe was built in some bad way.

I'm not aware of a way one could build a Windows binary so as to
causes such an effect.  Of course, it's possible that I have something
to learn.

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