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On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM, David Jones <> wrote:

> The portable limit on the total length of the string as specified in
> the standard is 4095 characters (in C99).  If you are generating C code
> with a program you can easily go past this.

There is a note in the libcurl sources:

"gcc 2.96 claims ISO C89 only is required to support 509 letter strings"

I'm not sure how accurate that is, so please don't shoot the messenger :-)

But I guess you could even break the code up into smaller chunks
and re-assemble it at runtime...

 - Jeff