From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-15 09:00:22
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>
> > Oh, wait: they're orthogonal! Imagine property <foo>bar is in the build
> > target baz:
> > no-subvariant:0 1
> > \
> > main-target-dir \------------------------------------------
> > 0 | .../bin/foo-bar/ .../bin/
> > 1 | .../bin/baz/foo-bar/ .../bin/baz/
> > I see no problem here.
> Well, since "main-target-dir" means "create a dir corresponding to main
> target when properties of target differ project requirements",
> main-target-dir and subvariant dir are just two methods to make sure we
> fix targets with different properties together. Therefore, I don't
> the meaning io "no-subvariant = 0, main-target-dir = 1". Why put name
> name in target path when we already have subvariant dir there?
I can't anticipate the usefulness or lack thereof of every possible
combination. Maybe we know something about the feature which indicates that
main targets can't share intermediate targets... I don't know. Anyway, I
like the arrangement because it means the implementation continues to be
simple. We can still outlaw combinations you don't like later.
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