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Re: IA64 port

From: Tristan Gingold
Subject: Re: IA64 port
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:23:09 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 07:48:29PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> AFAIK, there's no standard specifiing FAT, only a few implementations that act
> de-facto as a "reference".  Because of this, it is up to us to decide what is
> "standard" and what is just an OS-dependant oddity.

There are spefications from MS, eg:
Microsoft Extensible Firmware Initiative FAT32 File System Specification, rev. 
1.03, December 6, 2000,

or even ECMA 107.

> Since the choice is arbitrary, why not choose based on the merits of each
> option, rather than based on what some implementations do?


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