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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-12 07:26:37


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Lubomir Bourdev
>Sent: 11 November 2007 17:16
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: [boost] svn pre-commit problem and long file names
>I am trying to submit a copy of the GIL documentation into main. The
>documentation consists of hundreds of files auto-generated by Doxygen.
>Many of them have longer names than 31 characters, and the svn
>pre-commit hook fails because of that.
>I couldn't figure a way to make Doxygen generate smaller file names and
>it would be impossible to manually shorten the names of hundreds of
>files every time we need to generate the files. Can we lift the file
>name length restriction? Any other solutions?

Reluctantly, I'm coming the view that we should relax the restrictions.

IIRC the rationale was based mainly on the wish to be able to burn CDs. However increasingly CD burning software can produce CDs
that are less restricted, certainly up to 64 chars using ISO 9660 and Joliet extensions. For example Nero certainly allowed this
restrictions to be eased (and more nesting depth too).

Windows appears to require short filename for bootable CDs, but I am not sure about other files.

Should we start a new thread to discuss this when 1.35 is out?


Paul A Bristow
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