is perl better?

Klaus Momberger klausm0762 at
Sat Mar 6 01:30:48 CET 2004

"jon c" <jon_couchman at> wrote in message news:<mailman.28.1078507301.19534.python-list at>...
> >>well the cammand is
> >>
> >>java -hotspot -showversion ...... -classpath loads of entries
> >>application-name
> >>
> the error is coming from windows!
> the error message is as I wrote it.
> if you try and execute the command directly from bat you get the error input 
> line too long!
> can perl be somehow bypassing the windows terminal and running the command 
> directly (does this make sense?)
you might try to define classpath as a system environment variable and
increase the environment buffer size using the /E:nnnnn option of
It can be set from CONFIG.SYS with an entry like: 

SHELL=C:/WINNT/SYTEM32/ C:\ /P /E:4096 

or larger than 4096 in your case. 

Maybe this helps, 


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