From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-03 09:42:15
On Friday 29 April 2005 16:34, David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > 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?
> Probably because A) I wanted to disturb the normal operation of jam as
> little as possible and B) No shell variable expansion, pipes, or &&/||
> work when JAMSHELL=%.
Ah, so global JAMSHELL=% will break testing.jam, and whatnot. Understood.
Can you copy-paste your explanation above to gcc.jam, to avoid questions in
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