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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 14866] New: - Terminology of 'subtargets' for project help options is confusing
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:36:40 GMT
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Terminology of 'subtargets' for project help options is confusing

           Summary: Terminology of 'subtargets' for project help options is
                    confusing
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.5.1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Minor
          Priority: Other
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: alex_blewitt@yahoo.com


The ant commmand line options documentation refers to the -projecthelp options
as displaying 'Main targets' and then 'Sub targets' when it really means
documented targets and undocumented targets. The term 'sub-target' is used 
informally in defining dependencies between targets, which is confusing.

I understand that the purpose of 'projecthelp' is to give information about the
primary targets of the build file, and it assumes that these are the ones with
a documentation associated with it, but I think the use of the term 'sub-targets'
is potentially ambiguous. IMHO it should be changed to something other, such as 'Secondary
targets' or 'Undocumented targets'.

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