From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-06 03:43:31
Rene Rivera wrote:
> >The only problem with this approach is that it won't work (I think).
> >Because in both the existing and new designs, these rules get called
> >after dependencies are generated (so the library won't be processed
> >correctly). Of course, this rule could do that generation as well...
> That sounds basically like the modifiers concept, except that modifiers
> work both before and after (AFAIK/remember) generation of dependencies. And
> is not limited to properties, it can modify the name, properties, sources,
> and mutiple option of a target.
Rene, I think that currently we've got two problems with modifiers. First is
that you haven't yet pushed that idea far enough. In fact, even 'stage.jam'
does not use modifiers. One related thing is that I don't fully understand
their role in the overall scheme.
Second problem is that with all the redesign which takes place I'm not sure if
current version of modifiers will work in future :-(
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