From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-20 13:21:07
On 09/20/2005 12:42 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
>>Targets that are âneededâ 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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