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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-22 11:39:36

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I understand how the use of X and Y help, but the phrasing seems
> needlessly wordy. Also the whole business of mathematical notation
> seems pedantic and not helpful. The first sentence ought to be able
> to do the job on its own. How about, simply,
> When a target X is needed in order to build target Y, X is called a
> dependency of Y and Y is called a dependent of X.
> ??


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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