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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-29 18:50:02

on Sun Oct 28 2007, Daniel Wallin <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Sat Oct 27 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:
>>> 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.
> This has nothing to do with "cmd" though, does it?

Well, I wouldn't say /that/.

> Long command lines and long paths are different things.

yes, but the former can be caused by the latter.

> Not using "cmd" wouldn't help with windows 260 char path limit,
> which seems like an unsolvable problem (short of reducing the
> features in the path, that is), or am I missing something?

That's true.

Dave Abrahams
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