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Re: Naming of native-inputs/inputs/propagated-inputs

From: Ben Sturmfels
Subject: Re: Naming of native-inputs/inputs/propagated-inputs
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:36:00 +1000
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On Tue, 23 Jul 2019, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:

> The difference between “native-inputs” and “inputs” is not about whether
> they are needed at build time or runtime.  The difference only really
> comes into play when cross-building.  “native-inputs” must be of the
> host architecture, while “inputs” are for the target architecture.
> It is correct that “native-inputs” often happen to be only used during
> the build, but that doesn’t need to be the case.
> Ultimately, runtime inputs are determined by whether they are referenced
> in the output.  This is orthogonal to whether they are listed in the
> “native-inputs”, “inputs”, or even “propagated-inputs” field.

Thanks for the clarification Ricardo!


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