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Re: For masochists: the leap o faith

On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 07:07:26PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 15:43, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>Yes, I've already (obviously?) been to SUSv3.  I wasn't talking about
>>standards.  I was talking about common practice.
>>If you have a common practice web site that you want to show me then
>>that might be a convincing argument.  Otherwise, I'll have to fall back
>>on my personal UNIX experience.
>Part of a thread on this in another project.  Seems like the hurd
>follows the no-PATH_MAX, use pathconf() always approach.  Which means
>that everything thats portable to the hurd, will Do The Right Thing, if
>we eliminate the PATH_MAX and MAXPATHLEN defines.  In my digging, I
>found that PATH_MAX, if defined, MUST be the largest path length
>possible.  Presumably thats so that programs with static buffers won't
>run into trouble.

I mention "common practice" and you point me at a discussion which talks
about the Hurd???  The Hurd?????????????????????????????????????????????



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