Opening a can of worms

Ulrik Vieth
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 10:07:04 +0100

Joachim wrote:

> And what do you do with documents that say
> \usepackage{fancyheadings}

What about: wait until Piet van Oostrum has finished his promised update 
and then say

  \usepackage{fancyhdr} % read: fancyheader shortened to 8 characters

(He mentioned this during the LaTeX tutorial at EuroTeX'95.)

All this 8+3 discussion reminds me of the late stages of LaTeX 2.09 
where internal documentstyle option such as \ds@titlepage had to be
introduced to load external files with 8+3 names such as titlepag.tex.

Please don't start this mess again.  Simply stick to 8+3 characters
whereever possible and be portable. 

Cheers, Ulrik.  

(who hates having to rename his Unix files when transferring them 
via DOS floppies)