Re: A Great Idea (tm) about reimplementing NLS.

From: Bernd Eckenfels
Date: Sat Jun 18 2005 - 17:31:50 EST

In article <20050616150419.GY23488@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:
> As for filenames never being long enough, I don't think that is true.
> Filenames CAN be too long, but I don't see very many people think 250
> characters makes for a useful filename. Most people seem happy with 50
> or so being a good limit even though many systems support much longer.
> 8 wasn't enough, and 25 or 30 was sometimes a bit short, but usually
> enough. Not having enough filename length doesn't seem to be a problem
> in need of a solution on most systems anymore.

pathname length however is a bigger issue. 255bytes is pretty short,
especially if you distributed file systems with deeply nested mountpoints.

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