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From: Jürgen Hunold (hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-06 02:04:51

Hi !

On Tuesday 05 October 2004 15:10, Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
> Hi All,
> As you probably already know, we also need to take care of these:

Why ? Can someone point me to the rationale for this ?
Where can I find out which platforms have which limits ?

> intel-win32-7.1-vc6-stlport-4.5.3-tools.jam: filename > 31 chars, filename
> contains more than one dot character ('.') intel-win32-7.1-vc6-tools.jam:

Some of these toolsets exist in current 1.31.0 with _more_ than one dot.
Take vc7.1-stlport-tools.jam for example.

> I suggest we either replace the dots with underscores, or get rid of them
> completely (besides the last one, of course), i.e. either:
> borland-5_5_1-tools.jam
> borland-5_6_4-tools.jam
> como-win32-4_3_3-vc7-tools.jam


> borland-551-tools.jam
> borland-564-tools.jam
> como-win32-433-vc7-tools.jam
> ...
> Preferences?


> [I also know that there is more to this than just renaming of the files;
> any help with the whole matter would be greatly appreciated.]

Just one curious question:
AFAIK, all of the platforms these toolsets are _for_ support both filenames
with more than 31 characters and more than one dot.
I just wonder if we should break and repair the whole V1 build system when the
offending toolsets are for platforms which don't _have_ these limits.

Just my .02€, developing on linux and win32.



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