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Design Documents

The list of design documents is published on the Bazel Proposals Repository.

Design Process

In order to add, change, or remove a user-facing feature Bazel, a design process is required:

  1. Design is reviewed
  2. Design document is published on bazel-discuss and the Bazel Proposals Repository
  3. Design is approved
  4. Design is implemented

It's possible that designs change as they are implemented in practice. The published design documents capture the initial design, and not the ongoing changes as designs are implemented.

Always go to the documentation for descriptions of current Bazel functionality.

Skylark Design Documents

Changes to the Bazel build and extension language (Skylark) should go through the Skylark Design Process.