From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-09 19:23:18
Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> There the following is a fragment of msvc.jam:
> if [ os.name ] = NT
> setup = $(setup)"
> " ;
> setup = "cmd /S /C "$(setup)" \"&&\" " ;
> Does "else" branch really means [ os.name ] = CYGWIN ?
I believe so. I think I wrote that code.
> Why cmd approach isn't used everywhere? Is it due to overhead of
> execution a new instance of cmd.exe, or there are other reasons too?
Among others: NT Command-line length has a low limit, so it's good to
make each line as short as possible.
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