[QBS] A way to reuse Depends item's value by Export item?

Christian Kandeler christian.kandeler at digia.com
Mon Sep 22 09:51:20 CEST 2014

On 09/19/2014 09:31 PM, Dmitrii Volosnykh wrote:
> As of now I have to duplicate Depends item inside Product and Export
> items in order to make the original product and any dependent ones
> compile nicely.
> Is there a way to specify something like follows?
> Export {
>      Depends: product.depends
> }

No. And while such a thing can probably be added, I'm not so sure it 
would be a good idea: Most of the time a product's dependencies are not 
identical with what its dependents need, and offering a simple way to 
make the two things the same would probably lead to a lot of people 
exporting too much in order to save keystrokes.
Something like this would not have that drawback:
Depends {
     name: "xyz"
     export: true
Although it seems a bit questionable that now export information is 
outside the Export block.


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