From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-12 10:03:02
On Friday 08 July 2005 18:33, Andrey Melnikov wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > On Friday 08 July 2005 01:31, Andrey Melnikov wrote:
> >>But name for the stage rule is mandatory:
> > ......
> >>I cannot have just
> >>stage :
> >> projA
> >> projB
> >> : : <location>../output
> >>Are there any good reasons for such behaviour, or anonymous stages just
> >>haven't been implemented yet?
> > Simply, for projects name is often not needed. You can refer to a project
> > using directory name. For targets, name is the only way to refer to them,
> > so the idea that target can be anonymous did not occur to me.
> Most projects need just one stage rule. The rule is always called to
> install all binary components into one directory for testing, because
> components are useless without their binary dependencies. So there's no
> to refer to the rule in other places, just like there's often no need to
> refer to a project.
Ok, but naming it something like 'dist' should not be very complex ;-)
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