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summary: Remove fixed-length buffers in configuration structure
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
depends: config-locations
blocks: portfwd-space
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: r9214 a1f3b7a358adaa7c2a98359cd0373aa823eeb14b (0.63)

Currently PuTTY uses a single struct (Config) containing a bunch of fixed-length buffers to store its configuration. This leads to problems such as limited space for port forwardings. It should clearly be replaced with a structure containing references to allocated storage.

This isn't entirely trivial, which is probably the main reason we haven't done it yet:

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)