[OS X TeX] gwTeX request: pdfcprot

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu May 20 05:45:49 EDT 2004

On 20 mei 2004, at 11:09, Will Robertson wrote:

> [0]: (when are people going to get over the 8 character limit for 
> package names? What are we using here, DOS?)

The issue is not that modern systems cannot handle more than 8 letters, 
the problem lies in the CD-ROM format, which cannot guarantee more than 
8 letters across platforms.

> Is there any chance it could be sym-linked to marginkerning.sty or 
> something similar? Are there precedents for or against this practise?

fancyheadings.sty changed its name to fancyhdr.sty just for the reason 
mentioned above. Although I think that longer names are a good idea, 
and with both the Joliet and rock-ridge extensions enabled on CD's (the 
default when you burn on Mac OS X), it should be no problem at all, on 
Windows, Mac OS X, and most unix systems. There might still be systems 
that don't support either of these though (Classic Mac OS comes to 


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