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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-29 10:43:22

David Abrahams wrote:

> > David Abrahams wrote:
> > > I don't understand why you'd do it this way; it sounds tedious for the
> > > user. We have module local rules and the ability to enumerate all
> > > non-local
> > > rules using RULENAMES. We could just say that non-local rules defined
> > > in project-root are auto-imported into the Jamfiles.
> >
> > Good point. On the other hand, suppose some other module (not
> > project-root/Jamfile) would like to make some rule available in Jamfile
> > without qualification. I suppose there should be way to do it, and a rule
> > in project module seems like the right way.

> This sounds like premature generalization to me. Can you envision a need
> for this capability?

For example, rules like "exe" are better used unqualified, and module that
declares them will need the ability to inject then in Jamfiles.

- Volodya


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