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Re: misc/50166

On 18/09/15 14:25, David Holland wrote:
  Well, it should be changed to PATH_MAX, which is posix.

Yes, standardized, but I read the standard so that PATH_MAX is not required to be defined by limits.h:

"The values in the following list may be constants within an implementation or may vary from one pathname to another. For example, file systems or directories may have different characteristics.

A definition of one of the values shall be omitted from the <limits.h> header on specific implementations where the corresponding value is equal to or greater than the stated minimum, but where the value can vary depending on the file to which it is applied. The actual value supported for a specific pathname shall be provided by the pathconf() function."

Notably, not just may be omitted, but shall be omitted.

Anyway, if Hurd does define PATH_MAX, we can use it, but if not, changing the identifier doesn't solve anything no matter what the standard says.

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