Subject: Re: [boost] Making Boost.Filesystem work with GENERAL filenames with g++ in Windows (a solution)
From: Sergey Cheban (s.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-26 10:19:22
26.10.2011 14:59, Alf P. Steinbach Ð¿Ð¸ÑÐµÑ:
> However the MAX_PATH issue is not really an issue in practice.
> The *only* uses I have seen of paths longer than MAX_PATH, have been
> silly script-kiddies trying to create problems for people running FTP
> servers. And that's because the ordinary tools can't handle them, thus,
> difficult to remove the script-kiddie's nested folders. Conversely, as a
> serious software developer one should stay well away from such paths.
Please note that the following filename is very close to the limit:
I even had real problems with building Boost from the not-so-long
subfolder of the my home folder.
-- Sergey Cheban
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