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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 1994 17:19:50 -0500
From: davis AT amy DOT tch DOT harvard DOT edu ("John E. Davis")
To: dj AT ctron DOT com
Subject: Re: Line terms; UNIX v. DOS; opinions wanted (was: Info port...)
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

DJ writes:
>> I sent patches to RMS that fixes this.  In addition, the patches included an
>> msdos command line switch that generated info files that are more suitable
>> under MSDOS.  That is, split files were much smaller (25K / file) and the
>
>Why is this an advantage?  I usually use --no-split to make them
>*bigger*.  I'd rather not have that many files in one directory.

   That is fine if everything you use can handle very large file sizes.
However,  JED even runs on my 8086 with no hard drive, so there is no
virtual memory support.  Nevertheless, info still works as long as I do not
have big info files eating up memory.

>> file name extension went like `.1in, .2in, ....' instead of `.info-1,
>> .info-2, etc.....'
>
>I use .i1 .i2 .i3, and djtarx automatically does this conversion,
>although it's not that important as long as the .info file matches it.

   This is fine too.  My notation allows for an unrealistic number of split
info files (> 99).  It really doesn't matter though.

--John

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