Re: CML2 1.9.6 is available

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 00:05:06 EST

Keith Owens <>:
> One niggle, some strings for kuild 2.5 are longer than 30 characters,
> cml2 restricts the string length in make menuconfig. Only menuconfig
> has this restriction, not oldconfig nor xconfig. Can the limit be
> removed, or at least changed to $ROWS-n which would adjust to screen
> size?

The only place I see a limit of 30 is in the query_popup function used
for querying for things like search strings, symbol names in the go-to
command, etc. in menuconfig.

The answer is: maybe. The underlying problem here is that the prompt
string and the string editing area both eat screen width. 30 is about
the largest limit that doesn't blow up the configurator when combined
with the longest prompt strings.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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