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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-27 09:38:25

[2003-06-27] Vladimir Prus wrote:

>Rene Rivera wrote:
>> >One more comment: I still don't understand 'prefix/suffix' thing. Do you
>> mean
>> >that 'prefix' text will be output before the target is created?
>> No. The output in the file will be prefix strings, followed by body
>> strings, followed by suffix strings. That allows for calling print.text
>> some order other than first to last. Like the HTML output does, where it
>> needs to set up the "<html><body>..." and "...</body></html>" prefix and
>> suffix.
>Ah... I understand this now.... I might try to change the comment to
>my understanding, though not sure I'll come up with any better wording.

Cool :-)

>And, there's hopefully the last question. It seems like you've changed from
>one-line-per-action to whole-text-per-action approach. Won't that cause a
>problem on windows due to limited command line length? I suspect output of
> bjam --help stlport --help-output html --help-output-file foo.html
>might well overflow it.

No. Each individual command in the action is short enough to fit. Jam
doesn't feed the whole thing as one command line it does each line of the
action individually.

I tested the obligatory: bjam --help-enable-detailed --help-output html

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