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Re: CEDET merge

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: CEDET merge
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:16:56 +0200

>>>>> On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, Rupert Swarbrick wrote:

>>> I'm no expert, but according to Eli, having files longer than 8+3
>>> in the tarball leads to problems unpacking the tarball on DOS, and
>>> other problems on some versions of Windows:
>> Supporting such antediluvian platforms is nice as long as it's
>> possible without too much effort. But if it becomes too much of a
>> burden one should reconsider if it's worthwhile (IMHO).

> antediluvian. Windows.


> Well, maybe, but on which of the platforms on which Emacs runs does
> it have the most users? Come the revolution, we FOSSers can drop
> compatibility hacks but until then, comrades, I'm afraid we'll have
> to keep making allowances for those still in chains.

As far as I understand it, the 8+3 limitation is only relevant for
MS-DOS and very old (pre-NT?) MS-Windows versions. So users of recent
Windows should not be affected by it.


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