Yes, it does surprise me that the Win98 registry uses the (8,3) format for filenames. Then, keeping track of the long filenames must be a big bookkeeping job for both Win98 and Vedit.
In fact, I would appreciate having access to the short, (8,3), filenames of my files in my Vedit buffers. In other words, I would like to have access to the short filename of the FILENAME string. I would use it to pass it to my old DOS programs, which use filenames as a parameters.
Well, the idea sounds simple, I just do not know how easy it is to implement it.
Anyway, it would be nice to run my favorite
DOS program from within Vedit. (This is VCOMP, Visual Compare, which has nothing to do with Vedit.)
Thanks again for the (8,3) info.