From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-17 01:06:51
On Sunday 16 June 2002 17:28, David Abrahams wrote:
> From: "Thomas Witt" <witt_at_[hidden]>
> > Hi,
> > I would like to change the signature of the with-command-file rule
> > from ( rule-name targets * : sources * ) to ( rule-name targets + :
> options *
> Why not ( rule-name targets * : sources * : options * ) ? That would at
> least be perfectly backwards-compatible.
I rejected this ordering as it seemed to be just to unnatural (this is the
best adjective I could think of, though it might still be the wrong one :-().
Having it this way is the easier fix, but I might be a constant source of
trouble in the future, as people will get the ordering wrong. What do you
Aside from that I do not understand why it is "targets *". IIUC the cmdfile
name is targets so it should be "targets +".
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