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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-09 13:37:18

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> @other_project/lib1@<link>static
>> Though I guess I prefer the colon.
> Reusing the "@" would be another source of confusion.

You mean the 2nd one. OK.

> Overloading
> semantics for the same syntax is just asking for trouble -- yes I
> include Perl and C++ in that ;-)


> Thinking very far ahead.. My suggestion would be:
> @other_project/lib1?<link>static
> This follows what is becoming the expected practice of URIs. Which means
> that in a far future we might be able to map that to things like:
> cvs://<link>static
> I know, it's far fetched, but it doesn't hurt to hope :-)

Ouch. I don't think we should choose our syntax based on a
far-fetched hope.

Since I understand Christopher Currie's issue with target names that
need to contain a slash, I suggest using a path separator character:


Somehow I have no trouble with the colon separating these sections of
the target reference.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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