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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-09 08:08:00

Pedro Ferreira wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm using BBv2 on Windows XP and I've been having a few problems related to
> the limit on the command-line length in one of my projects, which has a
> relatively high number of dependencies (>15):
> 1) msvc.compile.c++ started to fail because all the '-I <path>'
> instructions caused it to exceed the limit. I got away with it by
> explicitly changing the hardcoded limit defined in 'int maxline ()'
> (jam_src/execnt.c). Would it be a good idea to use a mechanism similar to
> the one used for libs (.rsp files)?

FWIW, the CVS HEAD no longer adds unreasonable number of includes paths to
command line. This should help. As for RSP file --- I believe I've tried to
pass -L option via RSP some time ago and it had absolutely no effect, which
led me to believe that options in response file are ignored.

> 2) clean started to fail for the same reason. I solved this removing
> 'together' in 'common.jam', line 108. Is this the best approach?

No, not really. This will cause each clean action to be executed separately
and that's not nice. I believe that "piecemeal" modifier on the same action
should cause bjam to feed targets in chunks which do not OS' command line
limit. I wonder why this did not worked. Maybe, XP has lower limit compared
to something else?

- Volodya

> Thanks in advance,
> Pedro


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