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From Tom Newton <Tom.New...@gtl.com>
Subject RE: [RFE] Richer Task Specification
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2000 15:45:19 GMT
> From: Peter Donald
>
> Request 3:
> ----------
> 
> Could taskdefs be specified immediately. ie. move the main 
> chunk of it from
> init to execute. This would allow a single build file to compile the
> taskdefs it needs and then use those in turn to do further 
> processing. I
> have to run build twice to get this solved and it bugs the 
> hell out of me :P.

We have exactly the same situation (some custom tasks that need to be built
to make the main build work), so you can count this as a second vote ;)

Tom Newton













> 
> Request 4:
> ----------
> 
> A standardised set of taskdefs for invoking standard C/C++ 
> tools (ie tasks
> like make, cpp, cc, link etc). I keep writing hacky ones for whatever
> particular compiler I am using at the time that are basically 
> execs. Most
> of my compilations have relatively standard parameters so 
> maybe it would be
> an idea to amalgamate them all into one task that then delegates to
> appropriate lower-level driver ????
> 
> 
> ----------------------
> 
> I got a whole bunch of other requests but gotta eat now and 
> besides they
> are even more ludicrous than the ones I said above. So 
> thoughts on it ?
> Good/bad idea ? Improvements ? volunteers ? If people think 
> it is a good
> idea and no one volunteers I can can do it but it wont be a while
> unfortunately :<
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Pete
> 
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