[Scons-users] Recursive directories, and the ignoring of filenames.

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Fri Aug 3 14:26:53 EDT 2018

On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:25 AM, Alistair Buxton <a.j.buxton at gmail.com>

> On 3 August 2018 at 19:20, Bill Deegan <bill at baddogconsulting.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here's what you said in your initial email
> > "All files under /some/path will be inserted into the image. Therefore,
> > if any file or subdirectory is renamed, the image needs to be rebuilt,"
> >
> > So in the case above, rebuilding is correct?
> Yes, it is the correct behaviour, but it happens for the wrong reason.
> It happens as a result of the action string changing, NOT because the
> sources changed, and as I wrote:

Why is this the wrong reason?

> On 3 August 2018 at 00:53, Alistair Buxton <a.j.buxton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > However, this is not so easy with the image builder case as it takes a
> > directory path as the only argument.
> In other words, the action string will not change when you have a tool
> which takes a single directory path as the only argument, and as a
> result, the build will not be re-run.

This is typically where a scanner would come into play.

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