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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows Develop Tests Failing
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-14 14:13:12

> I believe Steve meant that b2 uses the fopen/fread/fwrite series of C
> standard library functionality for cross-platform purposes and it is
> this which imposes the limit to the filespec path. Obviously b2 could
> try to use the same NT kernel API which AFIO uses to get around the
> 256 character limitation if cross-platform programming were not the
> issue.

I suspect it's more pernicious than that: bjam surely invokes the
system's shell to execute commands, and it's there in cmd.exe that we're
hitting the issues?


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