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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-31 09:20:12

On Tuesday 31 May 2005 17:03, Reece Dunn wrote:

> >Yup. I've noticed this one too and I find that very useful.
> >I looked at the code and it seemed pretty simple to do it even with the
> >recent changes.
> >Volodya: is there some not so straightforward reason to disallow this?
> > E.g. renaming would break names embedded in DLLs, etc.
> What about creating C/C++-based CGI programs (mycgi.exe --> mycgi.cgi), or
> DLLs that use different prefixes (e.g. .ocx)? Is there a way to set these
> in the lib/exe, e.g.:
> exe mycgi : ... : <name>mycgi.cgi ;
> ? If not, this would have to be done on an install/stage.

I would suggest writing:

type.register CGI : : EXE ;

and then

cgi mycgi : ........ ;

I did consider allowing <name> on any target, modifying the target name,
but did not work out all the details.

> Does the custom
> naming facility support this type of renaming (i.e. changing the
> extension?)

Sure. The rule passed via <tag> feature can strip suffix from "exe" target and
add some other.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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