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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-09 10:35:08

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> I had just got a totally crazy idea -- we have some algorithms
> to compute target paths, and --abbreviate-paths options, and it
> not quite good yet.
> How about just using MD5 or SHA-1 of build properties to form
> target path? Might sound scary, but after working with git for
> a bit, I find that using SHA-1 to identify things is not so
> bad, as copy-paste works. To make things easier, we might
> put a file in each build directory that lists all the properties
> of the files in that directory.
> Comments?

This requires that there is some additional support for exteneral tools
that are supposed to operate on the directory tree created by BB.

As a simple example: "Please, remove everything for Library X and
Toolset Y built for use in shared libraries".


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