[Haskell-cafe] Re: Failure in GHC compilation

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jun 5 18:46:14 EDT 2007

On Jun 5, 2007, at 18:26 , Stefan O'Rear wrote:

>> I am just curious - is there a OS, where the argument list is not
>> limited (like in limits.h under Unix/Posix)?
> No, that would require an infinite amount of address space.  Even  
> if you
> have exabytes of swap, argv[] has to be all concurrently addressable.

Less pedantically, Linux 2.6 kernels do not arbitrarily restrict  
argument lists.  (I suspect this comes at a cost, however.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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