Dependencies [was Re: Ticket #14796 (pike): please commit]

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at
Wed Apr 2 11:47:42 PDT 2008

[OK, time to change the bloody subject line finally! :-) ]

On Apr 2, 2008, at 9:50 AM, Eric Hall wrote:

> 	Is it really that hard?  Its non-trivial, that's clear, but is
> it something larger than a GSoC person could tackle?  Or should an  
> item
> like this be added to the design scope of a new dependency engine?  It
> certainly seems like a very worthy feature to me.

I think it's an excellent GSoC project given that it's a bit tedious,  
requires some thought on how to traverse the dependency list and get  
the "target locations" for each of them in order to permute the  
current port builds' resource search paths, and a certain amount of  
coding to put it all together, but it's most definitely not rocket  

- Jordan

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