[Geany-devel] Stub project files for sharing - based on

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Fri Nov 4 15:14:47 UTC 2011

On 04/11/2011 15:05, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>> I like simple, why don't we just add a setting to projects, say "based
>> on", that allows a project file to import settings from another.  Then
>> the user project is "based on" the one in the VCS working directory.
>> Simple and explicit and can adapt to any locations, on opening the
>> project, settings are taken from the "based on" file if it exists and
>> the setting exists unless it is overridden by the user project file.
>> Based on is not recursive.
> I see that 'based on' could be useful for making subprojects, and could
> be added to my proposal.

Actually only when based on a stub project, not a full project. The 
latter would require too much reworking of code to be worthwhile IMO.

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