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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-06 09:28:22

Jürgen Hunold wrote:
> Hi !
> On Tuesday 05 October 2004 15:10, Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>As you probably already know, we also need to take care of these:
> Why ? Can someone point me to the rationale for this ?
> Where can I find out which platforms have which limits ?

Search the Boost.Dev list. Basically it boils down to ISO9660, and VMS.

>>intel-win32-7.1-vc6-stlport-4.5.3-tools.jam: filename > 31 chars, filename
>>contains more than one dot character ('.') intel-win32-7.1-vc6-tools.jam:
> Some of these toolsets exist in current 1.31.0 with _more_ than one dot.
> Take vc7.1-stlport-tools.jam for example.
>>I suggest we either replace the dots with underscores, or get rid of them
>>completely (besides the last one, of course), i.e. either:

My preference in best to worst are:

1. vc-7,1-stlport-tools.jam
2. vc-7_1-stlport-tools.jam

I prefer the comma (",") as it's used as the decimal separator in many
countries. But I don't know if it's accepted by ISO9660, or VMS as part
of a name. It is accepted in all other platforms I'm aware of.

The names without a decimal separator of some sort are unworkable, i.e.
"vc-71-stlport-tools.jam". Without that separator it not possible to
distinguish between 1.23 and 1.2.3, as they both become 123. This of
course only applies to the toolset version, any other version number on
the name can be anything.



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