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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-26 12:11:56

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On Tuesday 26 February 2002 17:26, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On 2002-02-26 at 11:10 AM, david.abrahams_at_[hidden] (David Abrahams) wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >
> >No, they're really different features. Thomas' feature could, for example,
> >be used to specify the build requirements for Boost.Python modules, but
> > one should still be able to build any module in any of the variants
> >(debug/release/etc.)

And the modules can can choose their template too.

> But, to me using the variant matches more closely to what MSVC,
> CodeWarrior, and other IDEs do (although CW doesn't have inherited
> settings).

I do not know the Metrowerks IDE, but to me MSVC is not really a good example
for clever and easy to handle build settings management.

> >I like his feature in principle and would be interested in seeing some
> >documentation.
> >I think "template" isn't the best name. Probably "requirement-set" would
> > be better.
> Yes, to both those statements ;-)

Ok, I will sit down and provide documentation.

With regard to the name. I am not religuos about it. I thought about using
"requirements" but I dropped it as it does not fit if default-build is
integrated. I choose template as it looks like a real target and "dependent"
targets are created by first copying the template.


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