[Oberon] ETH Oberon: file names.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Wed Dec 21 18:15:29 CET 2022

>From Hans Klaver hklaver at dds.nl, Fri Dec 9 15:56:18 CET 2022
> I guess the restriction within Oberon (the language) and within 
> Oberon Systems is more a matter of readability (and then ultimately of 
> taste and style).

I found that security is also a consideration.  Added a few sentences with a link.

> On the other hand, for interfacing with other operating systems 
> exceptions can be made, even by ETH folks. 

OFS allows for longer file names.
	PreLength = 16;
	LocalLength = 128;

At least one Web page claims that current Linux systems allow file 
names up to 255 characters.

Further input always welcome.

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