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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows Develop Tests Failing
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-13 18:18:27


On 03/13/2015 04:01 PM, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On Saturday 14 March 2015 00:29:56 you wrote:
>> Which makes me wonder. (a) When will MS get around to fix this in Windows?
>> (I suspect "never" is the answer). (b) AFAIK, there is Windows API that can
>> work with long paths (32767 chars or something?). Can bjam be updated to
>> use these API to work around the problem?

It probably can. It means more platform specific
code, though, as b2 currently just calls fopen.

> (c) As an alternative, bjam could have an option to compress the path to a
> shorter hash value.

b2 --hash (reduces the path to an md5 hash)
b2 --abbreviate-paths (shorter but still somewhat human readable)

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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