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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-29 03:29:38

current V2 code has two kinds of targets. "abstract targets" such as
main-target, does not correspond to specific file, and can be generated with
different properties. "virtual-targets" correspond to specific file. The
naming does not represent the difference in a clear way -- "abstract" does
not tell that many variants can be produced, and "virtual" tells about some
impelementation detail.

The same situation is in the docs -- which I'm tweaking at the moment.
Sometimes "target" refers to "main target", and sometimes to real file
target. What if we decide that targets which can produce different files when
generated with different properties are called "metatargets" and file targets
are called just "targets"? For now, this will affect only docs, but I hope
code will be changed, too?

Second question. When writing docs, I find that the word "rule" does not make
much sense for a newcomer. I'd like to user more obvious "function" instead.
Is this idea reasonable? I might cause a confusion by the time user finds that
syntax for declaring "function" starts with "rule" keyword, but at that time
he won't be a newbiew any more.

- Volodya


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