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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-20 11:43:49

On Monday 20 February 2006 00:02, Reece Dunn wrote:
> In a previous version of BBv2, it was possible to have targets like:
> lib Foo.Bar : foo.cpp ;
> lib Foo.Bar2 : bar.cpp ;
> but with the latest sources, I get a duplicate name of actual target
> Foo.dll error.
> NOTE: This will impact support for C#/.NET toolsets where it is common to
> have DLLs named a.b.dll

Oh, there was a change that ignores all suffixes from main target name when
determining the name of the files. This was originally done so that you can

   obj a.obj : a.cpp ;
   xml a.xml : a.whatever ;

withouing causing class between main target names. I think one solution is a
<name> feature that specifies the basename of the created file, so you'd

    lib Foo.Bar : foo.cpp : <name> ;
    lib Foo.Bar2 : bar.cpp : <name>foo.bar2 ;

What do you think? Another solution is to require <name> in the previous case:

   obj a.obj : a.cpp : <name>a ;
   xml a.xml : a.whatever : <name>a ;

and don't automatically strip suffix from main target name, but frankly, I'm
undecided which approach is best. Any comments?

- Volodya

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