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From "Assaf Arkin" <>
Subject Re: project groups
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:12:11 GMT
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Ittay Dror <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a situation where I have several components that use a set of common
> projects. To illustrate, assume components (projects) A and B use projects
> in 'common'. Now, what I would like to have is a way for a user to build
> component A or B, so that the 'common' projects are also built. The problem
> is that while all projects should be built, there's only runtime dependency
> (so I can't use compile.with).
> I could make A:build depend on common:build, but this looks awkward (This is
> of course a toy example, in reality I have many components and many
> projects).

Yep, that would be the right way to do it.


> In general, the issue is that currently projects belong to just one group
> (one parent project) and I'd like a way to group them in other ways.
> Any suggestions?
> One thing that I thought of is to make recursive_task define dependencies on
> child projects, rather than on the parent project (as is the case today).
> Then, I could just add 'common' (defined before) to the list of 'projects'
> of A or B and then after_define of A will make A:build depend on
> common:build.
> Thanks,
> Ittay
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> Ittay Dror <>

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