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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] File / path lengths difficult to manage on Windows
From: Ben Craig (ben.craig_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-13 10:09:59

> From: Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>
> On 13.11.2013 18:16, Ben Craig wrote:
> > On a related note, is it unreasonable to ask that an
> > build of boost limit itself to 130 characters? I acknowledge that
> > one is a bit harder to solve as there can be a large number of build
> > "pivots" that all add to the path, but some clients (like me) need to
> > layer other build pivot and version information on top of what boost
> > already provides, and I need some amount of character wiggle room to
> > that happen.
> I suppose you can always build with --hash to trade path readability for
> previty. It will replace all properties with just md5 checksum thereof.
> - Volodya

I was not aware of --hash. That can do the trick on the build side. It
would be nice for --hash and --abbreviate-paths to be documented better,
but this will do.

The file name lengths in the zip still need to be addressed though.

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