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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-12 07:08:23

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I like this syntax (it's better than <supress>true proprty in V1). The only
> reservation is that it's not that nice for stages
> intermediate stage dist : a b c ;
> How stage can be intermediate? Probably "explicit" is better?

Yeah, probably.

>> then I think the first rule might make a lot more sense.
> That would just reduce the number of directly requested targets, and
> therefore, the number of situations where Rule 1 and Rule 2 cause different
> behaviour. I'm still at loss.

I like rule 1 if we have "explicit". However, I also think we should
look at the reasonable cases where 1 and 2 would cause different
behavior. If they're not significant, I think you should do
whatever's easiest.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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