Did I know where the Novell short file name behavior came from?

Raymond Chen

Raymond

Commenter Yuhong Bao asks, “Do you know that the Novell behavior described in “Not all short filenames contain a tilde” came from HPFS?

Yes, but it was not relevant to the discussion so I didn’t bother mentioning it. Going into more detail on the history of the Novell “long namespace” would just encourage people to conclude, “This problem affects only Novell, and since I don’t use Novell, I don’t have to worry about this.”

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