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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Prevent building when exceeding Windows' path length limit
From: Matthew Chambers (matt.chambers42_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-19 13:34:51

On 5/19/2011 12:26 PM, Joshua Boyce wrote:
> Why does the build system not use the wide/Unicode APIs under Windows? This would allow use of paths
> up to (approx) 32767 characters long...

Pathetically, Windows Explorer can't even browse/manipulate paths longer than MAX_PATH. So I'd say
that's not a good idea.


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