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From Bruce Atherton <>
Subject Re: [POLL] target-groups
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:55:11 GMT
You've convinced me. Just because we can't think of a problem doesn't 
mean that one doesn't exist, and it is a little late in the day to start 
monkeying around if we want to get a new release out the door.

So Stefan, as far as your poll is concerned, count me a +1 for the 
current code base.

Dominique Devienne wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Bruce Atherton <> 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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