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From: dirk (dirk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-17 02:58:05

Correct me if I am wrong, but does this mean the 'run' rule cannot be
used on large source trees?

(The unit-test rule is much simpeler and most likely will work, but then
I cannot pass argv to my test executable, and not surprisingly, it's
sort of needed.)

But maybe it's another question (and I am no bjam expert), I notice the
'set' command growing very large on each evocation of bjam in the tree:


by the time bjam reaches d ('src' has a jamfile with build-project a, b
etc), the set command has grown to 'set a/bin/...;b/bin/...;c/bin/...'
but d and a are not related, so why does it grow?

I thought maybe some variable is not cleared, is gobal or ... so I added
the following line to the run-path-setup rule

  PATH_SETUP on $(target) = "" ;

before the original line, but it does not help.

Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Regards, Dirk

David Abrahams wrote:
> dirk <dirk_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Hi All,
>> I get the following error when building my source tree with bjam v2 m11 / vc7.1:
>> testing.capture-output actions too long (max 2047):
>> It happens on the last unittest of the whole build, which is a 'run' directive. And i dont
>> really understand why ...
>> I read the following articles:
>> So I edited my 'testing.jam' like so:
>> actions capture-output bind INPUT_FILES output-file
>> {
>> JAMSHELL on $(<) = % ;
> That *only* works when the run command doesn't need any shell
> facilities, but capture-output certainly does.

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