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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Alias names for imported targets
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 16:47:01 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:

>>From: Nicola Ken Barozzi []
>>I've looked into the code (gosh, I still remember part of it :-)
>>The following path is OTOMH, without even compiling, it should be a start.
> Implementing this is not the issue... 

I know, I haven't replied to /your/ mail, but Stefan's original one.

In any case, the reason is simple: sometimes it happens that I want to 
rely on *that* *particular* task in *that* imported buildfile, no matter 
what happens in the future.

Imagine that I depend from an "init" task in an imported buildfile... I 
would depend on it in many targets. Now, imagine, and it's not that far 
fetched, that I have another init target that is imported or defined, 
and that I have to recheck all the places where I have declared my 

It all boils down to what you want to call.
Personally I prefer to *declare* what I want, not go check later that an 
extra target breaks my initial intentions (that are surely forgotten by 
that time).

Is it clear now?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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