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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.

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