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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-20 13:52:01

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> I guess you might also want a way of saying which kinds of targets
>> each target type "expects" to fail to consume, so that we can report
>> unintentional consumption failures. For example:
>> expect-not-consumed STATIC_LIB : STATIC_LIB ;
>> or something similar.
> I think that we can rely on generators for this checks. If gcc.archive does
> not accept STATIC_LIB target, it will never be accepted. Or do you have
> anything else in mind?

I'm not sure. I'm concerned about unused targets (or sources) just
"falling off" a long chain of dependencies without notice when they're
passed on by generators which can't handle them.

Dave Abrahams
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