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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-18 08:10:17

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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.

I remember that I was not able to use boost-build on windows before as
much as possible was streamed into the response-file because I always
hit the maximum length of the command-line limit (on windows-xp home).
Since everything is streamed in the response file, I never had this
problem again.

I can understand that it is inconvenient for short commands but if the
change is reverted, please take into account that commands might be very
long (and thus for instance decide on using a response file if the
command is longer than x characters).



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