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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-22 00:38:38

David Abrahams wrote:

> > Or hash the directory name and only have something like:
> >
> > gcc/1234567/...
> Sure, that could do the job, making the chance of a collision
> infinitesimally small. Taking a cue from we should
> probably use a base-36 representation of the hash.

The only problem with this is that target path stops being extremely long and
starts being expremely cryptic. I sometimes go to bin dir to look at
generated files, for example, and it would be nice to know which dir to look

OTOH, as far as generatated sources are concerned, I hope they'll soon be
generated to "bin" directory, without any unnecessary "gcc" and "debug"
parts. So maybe this question can be raised again then.

- Volodya


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