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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: Fri, 02 May 2003 00:30:52 +0200
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Robert Millan <> writes:

> yes, but these problems are OS-specific.

Well, you could also say that they are program specific.

> this means if a user installs GNU and then starts running software
> that is full of GNU-specific bugs, he/she will come to the
> conclussion that the system is flawed.

I doubt that.  Primarily because he/she will probably also be unable
to use the software the same way on other Unix like systems.  GNU is
not worse, when someone uses a PATH_MAX limit, GNU is just not better.

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