[QBS] Wildcard in Groups

Charley Bay charleyb123 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 17:43:26 CEST 2012

Ruslan spaketh:

> Hi all,
> What is real reason for not to generate list of files in qbs files? Look
> at this:
> Group {
>     pattern: "src/*.cpp"
>     overrideTags: false
> }
> This one can be parsed by IDE as easy as Group with files property, but
> saves a lot of lines of code and makes qbs files more clear and simple.
> Also this one can simplify artwork installing, i.e. qbs uses the same
> pattern in qmake scripts for installing qbs modules/imports.
> Any ideas? If nobody is against, I would implement it.

Agree:  Your file-glob would be quite convenient.

Further:  I assert that the glob should be *implied*.  You shouldn't need
*anything*, and it should be "assumed" that you want

In this sense, the "pattern" (if specified) is an

Similarly, IMHO the "Group {}" should be *implied*, and if not present, you
*automatically* get what your example suggests.

(Too extreme, my suggestions?)

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