[m-rev.] for review [juliensf]: Avoid command line buffer limits

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Oct 7 19:52:28 AEDT 2008

On Tue, 7 Oct 2008, Peter Ross wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Julien Fischer
> <juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> On Tue, 7 Oct 2008, Peter Ross wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Peter Ross <pro at missioncriticalit.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:51 AM, Julien Fischer
>>>>> I would have though that mmc's --flags-file option was sufficient
>>>>> for this.  For mmc, @files don't seem to provide anything we don't
>>>>> already have.
>>>> Woops, didn't think of that.  Will get rid of this code.
>>> Actually --flags only allows a file which contains options only, no
>>> source file names.  So the @file syntax does something different, so
>>> should I change --flags to parse source file names as well?
>> I don't think you can, it's implmented as part of getopt_io.
>> Why would you want to pass more than a single source file name to mmc
>> anyway?
> mmc -f <lots and lots of file names>

Ah, good point!  I'd forgotten about that.  I think that is a reaonsable
reason for adding support for @flags files.

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