From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-08 03:09:05
On Tuesday 07 February 2006 19:46, Deane Yang wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > I see two ways to solve the problem:
> > 1. Automatically strip the suffix from main target name, when determining
> > basename of generated targets. So, it's possible to use:
> > foo main.first : main.src ;
> > foo main.second : main.src ;
> > and ".first"/".second" suffixes will be used only to resolve the
> > ambiguity, they won't affect the names of generated targets.
> > 2. Allow to explicitly specify the basename of the generated target via
> > some feature, say, "<name>". So, user would have to write:
> > foo main.first : main.src : <name>main ;
> > foo main.second : main.src : <name>main ;
> > At the moment, I favour the first approach since it's easier for the
> > user. Anybody can comment, or offer any other idea?
> First comment: Yes!
> Second comment: Either way suits me with a slight preference for the first.
Good, the first alternative is implemented and comitted. I'll update docs
> Third comment: How hard would it be to implement both?
Pretty easy, I think. But I'd rather not implement a feature until I know the
use case for it. If you have one, speak out ;-)
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