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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-28 15:44:24

on Sat Oct 27 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Sat Oct 27 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:
>>> Dave,
>>> in working on Python port I've run accross --abbreviate-path
>>> option, apparently added by you.
>> I'm pretty sure you knew about it:
> At some point, probably.
>>> There' no documentation for it, either in docs or in code so I
>>> wonder if you intend that to be a permanent solution for long paths
>>> issue, or that's a workaround for some specific issue you had, or
>>> what.
>>> Can you clarify?
>> The message cited above should do that.
> Thanks. It would be still nice if that was documented, but it's too late.

Yes, it would. I didn't know whether it was going to be accepted as
an official part of BB or not.

> BTW, that email mentions SCons -- does it go via something else but
> shell,

IIRC, yes, but I'm not sure. If you care you might look at the
results of googling 'scons windows long command line'.

> and by bjam can go the same route?

Sure, if you want to, but then you have to give up access to shell
commands in actions. The point of mentioning Scons might have been to
say that as much as possible, we should contrive to make things like
this somebody else's problem.


Dave Abrahams
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