Globbing (was Re: HAMMER update 10-Feb-2008)

Bill Hacker wbh at
Mon Feb 11 22:20:37 PST 2008

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
On Mon, February 11, 2008 5:40 pm, Dave Hayes wrote:
One can also argue that the mechanism is broken becuase it doesn't
dynamically allocate enough memory to handle the result of an argument
expansion in these days where 64KB is not a lot of memory.
We have a solution (file limit) that doesn't address the problem (rm just
doesn't work sometimes).
And 'sometimes' is getting far more prevalent with each passing month of 
storage / use advances.


Wasn't one of the slogans for DragonFly "Dragging BSD Unix, kicking and
screaming, into the 21st century"?
I'd settle for the last decade of the 20th century... but never mind...



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