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Subject: source of 200 file limit
From: Lucas Gonze (lgonze_at_panix.com)
Date: 2002-08-22


I'm wondering what the source of the 200-files-in-a-dir limit is. Can
anyone explain the underlying issues? Are they algorithmic or just about
flipping a constant?

My wild guess is that the whole list has to be loaded into memory at the
same time and the limit is there to preserve RAM. To preserve RAM and
load the list at the same time there would have to be some kind of
scrolling window on the list, and that's enough of a hassle that nobody's
done it yet.

Thanks in advance.

- Lucas



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