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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 1994 22:03:40 -0500
From: davis AT amy DOT tch DOT harvard DOT edu ("John E. Davis")
To: turnbull AT shako DOT sk DOT tsukuba DOT ac DOT jp
Subject: RE: Split Info file count & size (long, long time ago, was: Info port...)
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

>I don't have it online, but the elisp Info that comes with OEmacs was
>split into about 35 files as I recall.  I don't know what the file
>sizes are, but if they're anything like usual GNU split files, under
>the Davis conventions there would be more than 99.

On our system, we have about 13 emacs-n info files (in addition to perl,
gdb, etc...).  They are roughly about 50K each.  This is consistent with the
emacs elisp function that performs the split at 50K + 1 node.

Since my patches split at 25K, twice as many files will be produced.  My info
naming convention can handle up to 999 files wich is equivalent to a 25 Meg
info file.  The .i?? naming convention can handle a 5 Meg info file using
emacs 50K default value.

Either way, I am not too concerned about it.  Besides, if the number of info
files gets too large, I will divide them up into directories.

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