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> What is proposed in glep-55 seems to aim to solve both issues at the
> same time (it isn't stated) by switching file extension every time the
> eapi is changed. This is slightly against the principle of the least
> surprise and apparently is disliked by enough people to lead the
> situation to be discussed in the council.
Instead of switching file extension every time the eapi is changed you
could also increment it only when a new EAPI breaks sourcing the ebuild
compared to the requirements of the prior EAPI.
(This way you'd in fact split EAPI into a major- and a minor-version.)