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Long discussions about long names

Long discussions about long names

Posted May 5, 2009 3:49 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
In reply to: Long discussions about long names by drag
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But Microsoft didn't patent their own way of storing long names in a length-restricted system. None of the claims refers to anything in particular about their system. Rather, they patented pretty much the very idea of storing long names in a length-restricted system by encoding the filenames.


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Long discussions about long names

Posted May 5, 2009 22:48 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

This same concept appears in Kernighan and Plauger's "Software Tools" as early as 1980. And in this text it is proposed as an exercise! Surely the obviousness test is not passed either.


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