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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Subject: Re: Preliminary Meeting-Topics for 12 February 2009
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:30:20 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> ...and there weren't any legitimate technical objections.

Beside "it doesn't solve anything". A perfect solution for non existent 
problems isn't a viable solution.

>> If you and think that EAPI is meta-information then it should not be
>> inside file name and then it's possible to parse ebuild and get EAPI
>> from some defined-format line. Performance penalties can be mitigated
>> by some new caching (you know better than me that it's good idea to
>> re-implement caching in any case).
> 
> The only thing that can parse ebuilds is bash,

False.

> Because all the alternatives are worse,

Disputed and disputable.

> and none of the objections to the extension have been technical in
> nature.

Yet most people do not care.

> They've all been "we don't want you to apply anti-mould paint to the
> rotting bikeshed because it's only available in brown".

And smells bad.

You can also replace it when/if is rotting.

lu

-- 

Luca Barbato
Gentoo Council Member
Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC
http://dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero



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