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Re: How hard would it be to BORG the fixproto stuff?


On May 18, 2001, Bruce Korb <bkorb@veritas.com> wrote:

> To do that, the simplest approach is to just stuff all the
> scripts into massive strings and feed them to a system(3) call.

Two problems:

1) there are C compilers that won't accept strings longer than 511
bytes.

2) there are OSs with limits on command line lengths, and both system
and popen essentially run /bin/sh -c "The command".


Yes, this is an issue for the executable branch of libtool too :-)

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