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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-04 02:02:43

David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>On Wednesday 29 December 2004 23:02, David Abrahams wrote:
>>>The introduction of a special named parameter interface for declaring
>>>projects and the introduction of an "attribute" concept seem to me to be
>>>entirely gratuitous, since the things one has to declare for a project
>>>have so much in common with the "common syntax" for declaring main targets
>>> Projects Main targets
>>> ======== ============
>>> project id (name) name
>>> requirements requirements
>>> source location
>>> build directory
>>> default-build default-build
>>> usage requirements
>>What do you think about allowing named parameters for targets?
> I'm trying to make the system easier to explain and I'm not convinced
> this complication is neccessary.

As a user I always found the named parameters confusing and more
difficult to use. I actually never understood why the project rule uses
named parameters and main targets do not.


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