Re: Document Numbering

Subject: Re: Document Numbering
From: AlumsHubby -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 01:29:21 -0400

In a message dated 4/24/97 12:24:45 AM, you wrote:

>There is talk going around above me that we are going
>to come up with a numbering scheme for the project's myriad documents. I
>presume that this will include using the document numbers in 8.3
>filenames. At first blush, I don't like this idea.


First of all....any chance you'll luck out and work on a Mac, UNIX, OS/2, or
Windows 95 -- so you can have LONG file names? 'Tis a consummation devoutly
to be wish'd.

Second....Consider just numbering the damn things any way that halfway sorta
makes sense....BUT keep a text file -- I usu called mine DOCS_LOG.TXT --
that's a *legend* to correlate those Borg file "names" to actual descriptions
of what the heck they are. This solution proved elegant in a couple
situations where I had to deal with the 8.3 limitation. Of course, somebody
has to be the Keeper of the Log, but it's worth the extra effort.

May this prove helpful to you or somebody,

BMcC

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