From: John Cowan <>
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:36 PM

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 2:47 AM Duy Nguyen <> wrote:

The SRFI should probably make clear about PATH_MAX restriction if we choose to support this. Maybe if "unlimited-path" feature is supported by a Scheme implementation, then the user does not have to care about PATH_MAX. Otherwise it's up to the user to handle ENAMETOOLONG 

SRFIs don't usually contain implementation advice like this, but it could be put into a HACKING file in the repo.

We can finesse this by saying in the SRFI something like "Implementations are encouraged but not required to use POSIX [whatever]at if the supplied path is greater than PATH_MAX.

- Harold