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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-27 09:26:09

Ali Azarbayejani wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > I would not find to tweak this list somewhat, if that will help Dave and
> > Ali. Also, Ali, your requirements list included "real fake targets". Can
> > you clarify what was meant. I probably can address it.
> out of context, i don't remember exactly. i have "sensible fake
> targets" from the original list that dave and i made and i have no
> further explanation; maybe dave can remember.
> i believe the motivation was from a requirement to make the execution of
> an action dependent upon something that was neither a main-target nor a
> simple file, so you'd like to declare targets (that would become NOTFILE
> Jam targets) that are dependent upon other targets. if i can remember
> an example, i'll let you know; otherwise, put it on the back burner.

Actually, I have a use case from gettext tools: one should need

bjam update-translations

to run some actions which update all files with translation in current
project. The problem is that the files can't be main targets: they should
not be updated automatically and act as regular sources most of the time.

- Volodya

> thanks,
> --ali
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