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Re: some debs

Roland McGrath <frob@debian.org> writes:

> Because <sys/param.h> exists for compatibility with old code, and old code
> had a reasonable expectation of <sys/param.h> defining MAXPATHLEN, it might
> make the most sense to have the Hurd's <sys/param.h> just define it with
> some arbitrary limit.  POSIX-compliant programs will use PATH_MAX and/or
> sysconf instead anyway.  We will have to think about this.

I've thought about it myself, but I'm against it, I think.  My reason
is that we want to catch and fix programs that require such a limit.
I don't think it's too much trouble to have to do so, and it really
does help the rest of the world too.  

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