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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-04 11:34:09

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I am willing to make the change, but there are a few questions left.

On Tuesday 03 September 2002 17:34, David Abrahams wrote:
> From: "Thomas Witt" <witt_at_[hidden]>
> Not if there are enough of them. Remember, this is a piecemeal action.
> Also, note the 'updated' attribute, which means that only changed files
> will go in the command line. Of course, since we're now using command
> files, this is irrelevant.

Furthermore the commandfile contains _not_ only updated files.

> > problems. With Intel6 and VC.NET it looks as if sometimes old code from
> > libA.lib is preferred over new code from the object files.
> That *is* a problem.

What makes me feel uncomfortable is that I can't believe this went unnoticed
for so long.

> This logic was taken directly from the Perforce Jambase:
> actions updated together piecemeal Archive
> {
> if exist $(<) set _$(<:B)_=$(<)
> $(AR) /out:$(<) %_$(<:B)_% $(>)
> }

IIUC they need to do this, the action will only be invoked for updated object
files. But from my experience this can't work either. I will try to dig in
MSDN might take a day or two.

- --Thomas

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