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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows Develop Tests Failing
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-14 14:23:26


On 03/14/2015 12:13 PM, John Maddock wrote:
>> 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?

It's quite possible that we'd hit problems in cmd.exe,
but it currently manifests earlier when writing the
.rsp file, which b2 does directly.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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