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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject RE: better reuse/extension of build files - How about an OO appr oach for build file definition?
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2001 17:40:23 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jérôme Lacoste []

> > Well the OO way has been -1'ed so we won't end up with that ;)
> OK thanks for the extensive answer. I will have to go back in 
> the archives
> to find the reasons for why this -1 was given. I guess one of 
> it is the complexity.

Yes I proposed this feature so that a build manager could propose an
interface (or more, an abstract build)that is inherited from by all build
files to avoid code duplication. and provide a consistent set of targets
across builds.

If the build file does not fit well, the project guys could decide to
override the appropriate target. This is not possible as of now especially
since targets cannot be defined twice.

But maybe we could achive a somewhat similar thing via a clever use of

 Stéphane Bailliez 
 Software Engineer, Paris - France 
 iMediation - 
 Disclaimer: All the opinions expressed above are mine and not those from my

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