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Re: newsticker-*.el files

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: newsticker-*.el files
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:01:04 -0700

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

  > The newly installed newsticker-*.el files cause file-name clashes on
  > 8+3 (a.k.a. DOS) filesystems.  Can we rename them in a way that avoids
  > such clashes?  All that is needed that the first 8 characters of the
  > basename be different; as long as they are, there's no problem for the
  > basename itself to be longer than 8 characters.

The DOS port currently does not work, it has been approved for removal,
and you said that it might never be revived.

Why do this work now, when it's highly possible that the uglyfied names
might never be needed?  

Why not do the renaming work at the time when the DOS platform is
brought back to life?

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