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Re: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:52:52 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Yongwei Wu <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:39:04 -0400
> On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 17:26 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > What advantage is there in using alloca?
> So, alloca() is nice because it's dynamic.

But it could get you in trouble if the file name in question is very
long, since the stack is limited.

> This doesn't seem to be as much of an issue on Windows where the max
> path length appears to be much more strictly defined.

The newer filesystems can go as far as 32K characters, but only for
Unicode-formatted file names, and Make currently doesn't support that
anyhow.  Otherwise, the limit is 260 characters.

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