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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-16 03:10:18

Hi Mark,

> I am writing a custom-linking-generator class (derived from
> unix-linking-generator) with generated-targets rule that wants to
> remove archive sources tagged with a special property from the sources
> list before invoking unix-linking-generator.generated-targets.
> For such archives I add a property to the target properties list
> (e.g., <include-library-whole>path/libfoo.a)
> that eventually results in the link action putting
> -include_whole path/libfoo.a
> in the link command line. The problem is that in removing libfoo.a
> from the source list passed to unix-linking-generator.generated-targets
> I lose the DEPENDS of the target on libfoo.a that would have
> been set had libfoo.a not been removed from the list. Can someone
> give me a pointer on how to do that in my custom generated-targets?

The most clean method, I believe, is to have this code:

                 if <hptns-include-whole>yes in $(psraw)
                                   properties2 += <hptns-include-whole-library>$(s) ;

Then, make sure that <hptns-include-whole-library> feature is declared with
the 'dependency' attribute.

If you take a look at

there's a complete example of adding a dependency feature, and how to get its
value to the command line, and incidentally, how to set DEPENDS propertly.


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