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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4033117

stddoclet: "Mangle"/shorten filenames to 31- or 64- characters

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P5
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: tools
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    • CPU:
      generic, x86
    • OS:
      generic, solaris_2.5, solaris_2.5.1, windows_98

      Description

      javadoc's current filenaming conventions are defective in several ways, such as:

      1) names longer than 31 characters in length must be "mangled" on some
         platforms -- particularly the Macintosh.

      2) names containing multiple periods are problematic for some operating systems
         (e.g., OpenVMS) -- see the Comments for details.

      3) writing to CDs, where the limitation is 64 characters.

      -- Mark Scott Johnson (on behalf of Doug Kramer)



      Name: gsC80088 Date: 02/18/99


      In many cases filenames used in JDKs and some of the documentation are too long for the systems on the receiving end, so to speak. I have a Macintosh and am trying to learn Java from your web site. Your docs are excellent -- its great to see it all on-line. However, its very fustrating that many of theme of the filenames are too long for MacGzip (GNU gzip for the Macintosh) -- it can't create files whose names are too long, so it just skips 'em... This occurs in several compressed archives: JDK 1.2 and some of your tutorials, etc. I know these namesare readable, but surely they can be kept to 30 characters or less?
      This is a pity in particular as the main point of Java is to be machine-independent, but your docs, class libraries, examples, etc., aren't quite machine-independent...!
      Could you ***please*** fix this??? Metrowerks must have had to patch this up too, when I think about it -- it must be a nuisance to them, too.
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              Assignee:
              bpatel Bhavesh Patel (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              dkramersunw Douglas Kramer (Inactive)
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