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Methods available in WORKSPACE files.

Members

bind

None bind(name, actual=None)

DEPRECATED: see Consider removing bind for a long discussion of its issues and alternatives. bind() is not be available in Bzlmod.

Gives a target an alias in the //external package.

Parameters

Parameter Description
name string; required
The label under '//external' to serve as the alias name
actual string; or None; default is None
The real label to be aliased

register_execution_platforms

None register_execution_platforms(*platform_labels)

Specifies already-defined execution platforms to be registered. Should be absolute target patterns (ie. beginning with either @ or //). See toolchain resolution for more information. Patterns that expand to multiple targets, such as :all, will be registered in lexicographical order by name.

Parameters

Parameter Description
platform_labels sequence of strings; required
The target patterns to register.

register_toolchains

None register_toolchains(*toolchain_labels)

Specifies already-defined toolchains to be registered. Should be absolute target patterns (ie. beginning with either @ or //). See toolchain resolution for more information. Patterns that expand to multiple targets, such as :all, will be registered in lexicographical order by target name (not the name of the toolchain implementation).

Parameters

Parameter Description
toolchain_labels sequence of strings; required
The target patterns to register.

workspace

None workspace(name)

This function can only be used in a WORKSPACE file and must be declared before all other functions in the WORKSPACE file. Each WORKSPACE file should have a workspace function.

Sets the name for this workspace. Workspace names should be a Java-package-style description of the project, using underscores as separators, e.g., github.com/bazelbuild/bazel should use com_github_bazelbuild_bazel.

This name is used for the directory that the repository's runfiles are stored in. For example, if there is a runfile foo/bar in the local repository and the WORKSPACE file contains workspace(name = 'baz'), then the runfile will be available under mytarget.runfiles/baz/foo/bar. If no workspace name is specified, then the runfile will be symlinked to bar.runfiles/foo/bar.

Remote repository rule names must be valid workspace names. For example, you could have maven_jar(name = 'foo'), but not maven_jar(name = 'foo%bar'), as Bazel would attempt to write a WORKSPACE file for the maven_jar containing workspace(name = 'foo%bar').

Parameters

Parameter Description
name string; required
the name of the workspace. Names must start with a letter and can only contain letters, numbers, underscores, dashes, and dots.