From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-17 21:33:27
David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> I attach a prototype implementation that implements this idea for
>> msvc.compile.c++ action, and would appreciate if you try it.
> Doesn't work at all. Did you test it? It creates circular
> dependencies, among other things. The enclosed works... sort of.
> It's really inconvenient and IMO senseless to use response files for
> compiles of single source files. The only purpose is to shorten
> command lines, and when the response file name is likely to be as long
> as the input file name you don't gain anything.
By way of clarification, I say this is inconvenient because: suppose I
preprocess the file successfully into another file, and I want to
substitute it on the command line. In this case I have to find the
response file and edit it.
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