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// Copyright 2015 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
// distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.
// Soong is a builder for Android that uses Blueprint to parse Blueprints
// files and Ninja to do the dependency tracking and subprocess management.
// Soong itself is responsible for converting the modules read by Blueprint
// into build rules, which will be written to a file by Blueprint.
// Android build concepts:
// Device
// A device is a piece of hardware that will be running Android. It may specify
// global settings like architecture, filesystem configuration, initialization
// scripts, and device drivers. A device may support all variants of a single
// piece of hardware, or multiple devices may be used for different variants.
// A build is never targeted directly at a device, it is always targeted at a
// "product".
// Product
// A product is a configuration of a device, often for a specific market or
// use case. It is sometimes referred to as a "SKU". A product defines
// global settings like supported languages, supported use cases, preinstalled
// modules, and user-visible behavior choices. A product selects one and only
// one device.
// Module
// A module is a definition of something to be built. It may be a C library or
// binary, a java library, an Android app, etc. A module may be built for multiple
// targets, even in a single build, for example host and device, or 32-bit device
// and 64-bit device.
// Installed module
// An installed module is one that has been requested by the selected product,
// or a dependency of an installed module.
// Target architecture
// The target architecture is the preferred architecture supported by the selected
// device. It is most commonly 32-bit arm, but may also be 64-bit arm, 32-bit or
// 64-bit x86, or mips.
// Secondary architecture
// The secondary architecture specifies the architecture to compile a second copy
// of some modules for devices that support multiple architectures, for example
// 64-bit devices that also support 32-bit binaries.
package soong