From: Thomas Matelich (sosedada_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-07 09:02:41
David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> > Currently the clean target doesn't clean up everything. For msvc
> > specifically the debug files (*.ilk and *.pdb) files are not
> > removed.
> Yes, I've noticed that.
> > In general, the directory structure created for the object
> > output isn't removed.
> They are created if not already present. How do you know whether it's OK to
> remove them?
> > Though not as important, it would be nice if
> > they were cleaned up, making it easier to create distribution
> > archives of the source. I don't know what it will take for you to
> > add these things to the Clean target but it would be worth checking
> > into I think.
> Maybe you could take on that project? ;-)
> I've kinda got my hands full with figuring out the DLL issues.
> I could put it on the list, but it seems low-priority to me.
Just my two cents, but for a target that goes above and beyond (removing
directories, generated source, etc.), I've often maintained a clobber target.
It's also fairly common to have a dist or distribution target, which either
prepares for packaging or actually does the packaging. Just throwing out some
options in case you don't want to add some things to Clean.
-- Thomas O Matelich Senior Software Designer Zetec, Inc. sosedada_at_[hidden] tmatelich_at_[hidden]
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