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From: Kevin Wheatley (hxpro_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-21 14:22:58

David Abrahams wrote:
> On my machine, %TEMP% expands to C:\DOCUME~1\dave\LOCALS~1\Temp
> %TEMP%\build seems like a convenient thing to point my --build-dir at,
> but when I do that, as BB tries to execute its MkDir rule, the shell
> complains that neither C:\DOCUME~1\dave\LOCALS~1\Temp nor
> C:\DOCUME~1\dave\LOCALS~1 nor C:\DOCUME~1\dave nor C:\DOCUME~1 exist.
> Is there something we can do to get bjam to play nice with the short
> form of paths? Come to think of it, is there some way we could
> exploit 8.3 paths to get around the line length issue?

anybody thinking about this should know that they are not always
available as it is possible to disable the generation of these names
in the registry (for performance reasons).


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