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Document why there is a path length limit or lift it #15355
In the past it was the case that third party tools like mercurial and zip didn't support >255 characters, so even if we prefix everything with
The docs already explain the rationale:
I'm not sure how to proceed since this explanation was present at the time this issue was filed. Normally, this would be a sign that the information is too hard to find, but it's already pretty central: the "File Path and Names" section of the "General Test Guidelines" page.
That page is hierarchically "below" the "Writing Tests" page, so we could move the information up, but I personally don't think this consideration is essential enough to warrant such a promotion.
@annevk do you have thoughts about how we can make this easier to find?