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difficulty around @responsefile with msvc #8322

vicuna opened this issue Oct 14, 2003 · 2 comments

difficulty around @responsefile with msvc #8322

vicuna opened this issue Oct 14, 2003 · 2 comments


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vicuna commented Oct 14, 2003

Original bug ID: 1877
Reporter: administrator
Status: resolved (set by @xavierleroy on 2012-08-02T07:37:59Z)
Resolution: suspended
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)

Bug description

Full_Name: Jun Furuse
Version: 3.07
OS: msvc
Submission from: (


I found a difficulty of compilation with msvc, in the case that
a responsefile is required: i.e. the case the command line goes longer
than 256 chars. At this moment, for example,
the option -cclib "/link /libpath:blahblah" is stored
wrongly inside responsefile in two lines as follows:


and the /libpath option is ignored by the compiler:

Command line warning D4002 : ignoring unknown option '/libpath:blahblah'

The option /link /libpath:blahblah must be stored in one line like:

"/link /libpath:blahblah"

For a quick workaround, I use -cclib "/link/libpath:blahblah"
at this moment...


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vicuna commented Jul 1, 2004

Comment author: administrator

This one will be hard to fix. The argument to -cclib is split into words so as
to support the popular idiom -cclib "-lfoo -lbar", used e.g. for labltk
configuration. Should fix once Makefiles have been cleaned up.

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vicuna commented Aug 2, 2012

Comment author: @xavierleroy

This issue has been open for way too long, and doesn't seem to affect anyone but the reporter, who found an excellent workaround. Suspending this PR.

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