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Re: [bug #51269] Reusing data from targets for prerequisites

From: Edward Welbourne
Subject: Re: [bug #51269] Reusing data from targets for prerequisites
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:53:12 +0000

Markus Elfring (19 June 2017 19:34):
> The documentation contains the following information:
> “…
> It’s very important that you recognize the limited scope in which automatic
> variable values are available: they only have values within the recipe.
> …”
> How are the chances to adjust this software restriction?
> I would appreciate if parts from target names can also be occasionally reused
> for prerequisite specifications.
> Would it make sense to allow that another special syntax will denote
> additional placeholders (similar to the handling of the percent character)?

Take a look at

It may enable what you want already.  Otherwise, give a specific example
of what it is you can't do with the existing syntax.


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