Large unix files... & OS-X

John M McIntosh johnmci at
Tue Oct 9 04:50:21 UTC 2001

>Is unicode a requirement for file names longer than 31
>characters ? (No one answered a question I had last week
>about file name lengths in another Mac OS X thread....)
>While I personally don't have a current need for such
>things.... the filename length issue is something
>I tripped over last week+ when playing with Squeak Alice
>(A number of the example Alice Actors have file names
>longer than 31 characters...)

It's part of the fun of allowing file names upto 255 chars which is 
part of the HFS plus feature set.
John M. McIntosh <johnmci at> 1-800-477-2659
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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