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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [Patch] Target attribute property expansion
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2001 13:48:55 GMT
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

> I have been trying to stay away from these discussions, since I have
> other work to do, but here I go again. I hope I can keep it short
> and these does not become a major exchange, so here I go.

I'll do my best to not waste your time 8-)

> For what I saw of the patch, it assumes that properties will be
> evaluated as they are parsed. Since as you say it preserves DAG
> being created at parsing time. That would mean that we will be stuck
> on having to execute <property> directives while we parse, instead
> of in an initialization phase. Am I wrong in my understanding?

Either that or construct the DAG after that initialization phase
(where initialization phase would execute all tasks that have not been
wrapped into targets, if they exist).

> Do (or will) <target>s go thru an initialization phase?

Don't know, I see little reason why they should not.


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