[tex-live] ifplatform: Detection of TeX Live on Windows

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Tue Aug 25 17:33:10 CEST 2009

Hi Robin!
On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:02:38 +0100, Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

>> BTW there are 21 files on CTAN with a colon in the name.

> all of which are obsolete usenet faqs that we used to mirror from some
> mit server.
> i feel relaxed about this ;-)

Sure no big deal here. But I was keeping local ctan mirror a couple
of years ago, on NTFS. That was quite enlightening:-) File with > in 
its name, filenames with a dot at the end (which vanished on NTFS) and
a bunch of filenames differing only by case (impossible on NTFS).

Current texlive seems to be clean from these issues. But I remember 
the times when there was a 8.3 rule in TDS. Is it finally dropped?

Alexander Cherepanov

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