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Re: .info files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: .info files
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 23:49:12 +0300

> Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 12:16:00 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> On 05/04/2012 02:32 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I still don't understand why this should bother anyone except
> > myself.
> Not two hours ago I was impeded in Emacs development by
> the MS-DOS support.  The problem in this case was that
> MS-DOS 8.3 file name limits do not allow two different files named
> "gnulib-common.m4" and "gnulib-comp.m4", and this causes a
> wrinkle in our mainstream build procedures.  In merging
> some of my old patches this wrinkle caused a build to fail,
> which took some time to figure out.

In developing and maintaining code, we meet such problems and solve
them every day.  The fact that this one was caused by MS-DOS is just a

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