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Subject: Re: [boost] [guideline] 31 character filenames?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-27 17:22:27

On 27 March 2012 22:08, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Our current guidelines[1] say filenames should not exceed 31 characters.
> This was recently brought to my attention by a bug[2] from someone who
> actually cares because he uses the ODS-2 filesystem on OpenVMS. On a
> lark, I hacked the inspect tool to check for too-long filenames and lo!
> found a bazillion. Most (but not all) violations are from doc files
> auto-generated by doxygen and docbook, but which nevertheless go out
> with the boost distribution and so should conform. (Right?)
> So, should we care? Considering that we have little control(?) over how
> doxygen and docbook generate their files? I have fixed the bug in
> question, but it feels like a token effort. Should we just drop support
> for niche filesystems like ODS-2, and close all future bugs "won't fix"?

It is different for source and documentation files, because
documentation files aren't going to break a build.

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