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From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-20 13:21:07

On 09/20/2005 12:42 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
>>Dependent Targets
>>Targets that are “needed” by other targets are called dependencies
> ^^^^^^^^^^^
> remove quotes and replace with "needed in order to build"
>>of those other targets. The targets that need the other targets are
>>called dependent targets.

The following would be clearer to me:

If a target, X, is needed by another target, Y, then Y is termed
a dependent of X and, conversely, X is termed a dependency of Y.
This reflects the mathematical notation:

Y = f(X)

where f represents the function, e.g. compile, needed to create
Y from X.


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