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From Dominique Devienne <ddevie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [POLL] target-groups
Date Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:51:27 GMT
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Bruce Atherton <bruce@callenish.com> wrote:
> Can anyone give a concrete example where there would be a problem treating a
> target-group as if it were a target?

Can't. But my thinking is that we should ere on the conservative side
when we introduce such a feature, and that it's easier to open it up
later on to all targets with no BC issues, than closing it up because
real world issues crop up, with BC issues. I really do believe that
having target-group (or whatever the final name) purely abstract
encourages better reusable build design by forcing to think in terms
of the build's "public API" that provides clean "hooks" for reusable
implementation-specific pieces to tack on. But as usual I seem to be
in the minority and I certainly won't be casting any blocking votes on
the matter. --DD

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