On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 02:36:43PM +0000, Markus Kuhn wrote:
Autrijus Tang wrote on 2002-03-25 09:59 UTC:
The check83.pl checks for *duplicates* in 8.3 file system. This is to say,
if I have two files, named
They will both become 'Dankogai.pm' in 8.3 filesystems, yielding a conflict.
I don't know a single file unpacking tool for 8.3 file systems that
would not automatically rename any file that is longer than 8.3 anyway.
8.3 is not a concern any more today. MS-DOS has had VFAT for half a
decade, ISO 9660 had had RockRidge and Joliet for half a decade, and I
don't think Perl ran ever or will ever run on CP/M.
Just forget about the 8.3 restriction.
Wrong. Perl still builds on DOS filesystems and we like to keep
it that way.
Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
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