> From: Paul Smith <psm...@gnu.org>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:19:53 -0400
> Cc: Xan Lopez <x...@gnome.org>, bug-make@gnu.org
> Remember that we actually have this problem in spades on other systems,
> like Windows, where the command line length if far SHORTER than Linux.

Perhaps you think about the 127-character limitation in DOS.

The way Make invokes programs on Windows allow command lines up to
32KB.  (If the command being invoked is the stock Windows shell
cmd.exe, it has a smaller built-in limitation: 8KB.)  Even the DOS
port of Make supports up to 16KB.  That might still be ``far SHORTER
than Linux'' (I assume you mean Bash on Linux), but maybe it's enough
to stop talking about problems with long command lines.

Bug-make mailing list

Reply via email to