2606. [filesys.ts] [PDTS] Path depth is underspecified

Section: 99 [filesys.ts::fs.def.path] Status: TS Submitter: CH-5 Opened: 2014-01-20 Last modified: 2017-07-30

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Addresses: filesys.ts

Path depth is implementation dependent.

Add a paragraph: "The maximum length of the sequence (i.e. the maximum depth) is implementation dependent.

[2014-02-07, Beman Dawes comments]

"implementaton defined" and "operating system dependent" are well defined terms in this TS, but "implementation dependent" is not well defined. The path depth is operating system dependent, so that's the form used in the proposed wording.

[2014-02-07, Beman Dawes provides wording]

Proposed resolution:

Change 4.15 [fs.def.path]:

4.15 path [fs.def.path]

A sequence of elements that identify the location of a file within a filesystem. The elements are the root-nameopt , root-directoryopt , and an optional sequence of filenames.

The maximum number of elements in the sequence is operating system dependent.