[Build-common-hackers] class vs rules?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Aug 23 08:41:14 UTC 2011

Hi IOhannes,

On 11-08-18 at 10:58am, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> a simple question which i have been wondering about since i got in touch
> with cdbs:
> what is the difference between 'class' and 'rules'?
> what qualifies a snippet to go into one or the other?

Classes are composed with extendability in mind, rules are not.

> esp., why is "gnustep.mk" a 'class' and and "kde.mk" a 'rule'?

Both are classes.

 - Jonas

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