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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-22 23:05:02

David Abrahams wrote:
> Edward Diener <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>When I attempt to build the Boost libraries for the Comeau compiler using vc71
>>as my backend, each build line fails with:
>>"Command-line error #595: too many arguments on command line"
>>Is there a workaround to this problem ? I am surprised to see that for compilers
>>which support the use of a file to hold command line parameters the build
>>process does not use this technique, which leads to such an error.
> The build process generally does use this technique, and the
> como-win32 toolset uses it for linking where command-line overflows
> are common. Are you saying it's needed for compilation too?

Yes, appears so. I typical compile line on my machine would be:


como-C++-action bin\boost\libs\date_time\build\boost_date_time.dll\como-win32\de
Command-line error #595: too many arguments on command line

1 catastrophic error detected in the compilation of "H:\Utilities\Boost".
Compilation terminated.

     call "H:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\vc7\..\Common7\Tool
s\vsvars32" >nul
     set "COMO_MS_INCLUDE=H:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\vc7/
     set "LIB=H:\Utilities\Comeau\libcomo;%LIB%"
     set "PATH=H:\Utilities\Comeau\bin\;%PATH%"
     set "COMO_BASE=H:\Utilities\Comeau"
     H:\Utilities\Comeau\bin\como --vc71 -c -e5 --no_version --no_prelink_verbos
e --display_error_number --long_long --diag_suppress=9,21,161,748,940,962 -D__ST
L_LONG_LONG -DBOOST_ALL_DYN_LINK=1 --a --no_inlining /Zi /Od -D_WIN32 --exce
ptions -I"bin\boost\libs\date_time\build" -I"H:\Utilities\Comeau\libcomo H:\Ut
ilities\Comeau\libcomo\cnames" -I"H:\Utilities\Boost Libraries\boost_1_32_0" -
o "bin\boost\libs\date_time\build\boost_date_time.dll\como-win32\debug\greg_mont
h.obj" "H:\Utilities\Boost Libraries\boost_1_32_0\libs\date_time\build\../src/g


The only thing I am adding to this from the bjam command line is the
-DBOOST_ALL_DYN_LINK=1. I do not think the error message means the line is too
long but rather that some Comeau compiler limit for command line arguments has
been exceeded, but I am just guessing. I do not see any information in my Comeau
4.3.3 distribution which says what error messages mean.

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