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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-21 03:19:56

Hi Kirill,

> I've just come across an alias rule limitation -- it does not copy
> usage-requirements. For example, suppose I have thirdparty library
> declaring two libs -- util and main. main has a usage-requirement
> <library>util. Now if I will declare an alias for main it will not
> copy usage-requirement, hence it will not work as an alias.

Confirmed as a bug.

> Not sure what is the right way to fix it, since not all targets have
> usage-requirements...

Technically, all main targets have usage-requirements, even if empty, and
abstract-target.generate always return usage-requirements. It would be
possible to make "alias" combine usage requirements of all sources and return
them as usage requirements. Will it be OK?

If so, I can implement this one day soon. For now, I think you can workaround
this with

alias b_alias : : : : <library>b ;


> --Kirill
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