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Re: weird PATH_MAX discussion in mplayer's list. (Fwd: [MPlayer-dev-eng]

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: weird PATH_MAX discussion in mplayer's list. (Fwd: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] fix for unconditional use of PATH_MAX)
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 23:40:16 +0200
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Robert Millan <> writes:

> they keep insisting on hardcoding PATH_MAX to 512 bytes..

If `they' are the maintainers of the code, it is their choice, of
course.  They can chose the amount of `correctness' or `elegance' they
want - this is not our job.

What is of concern for the Hurd people is simply that the program in
question _runs_ on GNU/Hurd.  If they define any arbitrary limit for
_their_ software, it will run.  Maybe one day someone will hit this
limit and wonder why this program fails for them - maybe nobody will.

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