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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Gary R. Wheeler10-Dec-22 6:33
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For what it's worth, I've seen FAT32 implementations in the wild that didn't handle space characters in filenames correctly or didn't like complete file paths longer than a value much less than Windows' 260 characters.

For example, the sound system in my car let you plug a FAT32 Flash drive in and it would play any MP3's it found. There were some limitations however. You could only have 99 files per folder, and 99 folders hanging from the root. File path length had to be <16 characters.
Software Zen: delete this;

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