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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-29 01:31:03

On Thursday 28 April 2005 19:46, David Abrahams wrote:

> > This file was just copied to the gcc.jam file in v2.
> >
> > I don't know what the motivation was for that change, nor why
> > it breaks mingw now.
> The motivation is that cmd.exe has a much more restricted command-line
> length than the method that is used when JAMSHELL=%, and we were
> violating that length when building static libraries. Since GCC
> doesn't support response (.rsp) files, we needed a workaround.

Why JAMSHELL=% is not global default, then?

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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