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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-01 19:10:17

Nicolas Fleury <nidoizo_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Nicolas Fleury <nidoizo_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>I must admit the trick left me perplex... I'm wondering if a simpler
>>>solution, like having some way to disable the limit for a specific
>>>action, even if it affects a bit its performance.
>> Disabling the limit helps nothing AFAIK; you can use the trick anyway.
>> The limit is neccessary in order to make piecemeal actions work.
> But to use the trick I still need to compile a custom boost.jam

If you can do the actions on separate lines using that trick then you
can also make them piecemeal actions.

> , and I
> would prefer to submit a patch for a more permanent (and elegant)
> solution. Would that make sense to have an action modifier "unlimited"
> (or whatever) that cannot be combined with "piecemeal"? Or an "unshell"
> modifier that would just split the commands with " " and pass the
> arguments directly to the process without using any shell?

There is already such a facility.


Dave Abrahams
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