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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-19 13:24:49

Well it is convenient to use Nero to drag files to a CD
(provided they don't fill the CD - which means you have quite a lot of

I have already actually fallen foul of the length restriction
(several documentation files are the worst culprits)
and you have to delete these files before you can copy the rest.
A nuisance.

I can imagine that portable 'embedded' systems may enforce length limits

And you may not be able to email zips.

I feel we are creating unnecessary problems for a few users by using
'unlimited' filename lengths.


Paul A Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria UK LA8 8AB
+44 1539 561830 +44 7714 330204
mailto: pbristow_at_[hidden]


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Torjo
| Sent: 18 August 2004 19:45
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] 31 character limit for filenames
| > Okay, it's time to ask again: do we still need to enforce the
| > 31-character limit on filenames? AFAIK, we have this for
| MacOS 9, only.
| > Is that platform still significant for Boost users?
| >
| After reading the other posts, I sort of agree with 31 char limit.
| But, when archiving/backing up to CD, I always use a .zip or
| .tarball -
| so this wouldn't affect me at all.
| Do people back up boost "raw" files?
| Best,
| John

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