[S] Followup: Odd Win95 problem

Marc Feldesman (feldesmanm@pdx.edu)
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:32:36 -0700


I thought you might appreciate the explanation I received from
StatSci(Mathsoft) tech support on the question I posed.

>There are three reasons why we still have to use "fake" names for files in
> S-Plus databases on Windows:
>
> 1. S-Plus is case-sensitive, but Windows is not.
> 2. We still run on Win32s (Win 3.1), which requires 8.3 names.
> 3. Some customers have networks that require that all files be
> 8.3
>
> Unfortunately, reason 1 requires that we use "fake" names, and there is no
> indication that will change in the near future, even as reasons 2 and 3 go
> away.

This suggests that the 8.3 plus __nonfi mapping file are with us for the
long-haul.
Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
Professor and Chairman
Anthropology Department
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207
email: feldesmanm@pdx.edu
phone: 503-725-3081
fax: 503-725-3905
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