[Qbs] Qbs Rule for a tool like syncqt.pl

Christian Kandeler Christian.Kandeler at qt.io
Wed Jan 23 14:55:25 CET 2019

On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:32:03 +0100
Christian Gudrian <christian.gudrian at aucos.de> wrote:

> Usually the list of outputArtifacts is known beforehand or can be 
> derived from the inputs. What about scenarios where this is not the 
> case? Is it "allowed" to perform the actual transformation while 
> evaluating the outputArtifacts property, while the prepare step just 
> returns dummy command?

If there is absolutely no other way, then yes. But keep in mind that the outputArtifacts script is not parallelized, so everything you do there will become a bottleneck. Also, creating actual non-temporary files there might be  unexpected (think --dry-run mode).
Depending on the concrete use case, it might be the lesser evil to do some work twice.


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