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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] File / path lengths difficult to manage on Windows
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-13 21:15:40

On 14/11/2013 13:45, Quoth Simon Sasburg:
> Even worse, windows explorer still seems to be using the ANSI api's (or it
> is itself introducing path limits?), and cannot reliably interact with
> files in long paths.

It's definitely not using the ANSI APIs but it's not using the extended
syntax for the most part either. (And if you look at the docs for the
shell library interfaces, most of the ones that accept complete
pathnames are still limited to MAX_PATH. Although there are workarounds
for that such as using item ids instead of filenames.)

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