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Date: 1996-03-08 (13:48)
From: Xavier Leroy <xleroy@p...>
Subject: Re: Command line too long

> I am using CSL 1.12 (the native code compiler) and I have the problem
> that my command line gets too long for my shell to handle.  I see no
> solution to the problem other than trying to shorten the command line
> but this undesirable.  Is there a way to partially link several modules
> to do the compile in stages?

You can use libraries as intermediate steps:

        cslopt -a -o templib1.cmxa <many .cmx files>
        cslopt -a -o templib2.cmxa <more .cmx files>
        cslopt -o myexec templib1.cmxa templib2.cmxa <remaining .cmx files>

This takes a little longer to link because of the extra I/O involved
with building the libraries, but it should work.

> Also it would be nice if CSL could support
> response files (files with the command line parameters) to allow for
> unlimited argument lengths.

Modern Unix systems set the ARG_MAX limit so high (128 kbytes under
Linux, 40 kbytes under OSF1) that I was hoping this would not be necessary.

Best regards,

- Xavier Leroy