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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] new `usex` helper
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:31:00
Message-Id: 20110915002949.GA16239@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] new `usex` helper by Donnie Berkholz
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 02:16:41PM -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> On 19:14 Tue 13 Sep , Brian Harring wrote: > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 09:02:28PM -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote: > > > On 17:56 Tue 13 Sep , Mike Frysinger wrote: > > > > useful enough for EAPI ? or should i just stick it into eutils.eclass > > > > ? OR BOTH !? > > > > > > I prefer to avoid EAPI whenever possible, as it just makes things slower > > > and more complex. > > > > Exactly the wrong approach; it winds up with master > > repositories/overlays cloning the functionality all over the damn > > place. > > Why are people cloning anything if it's in eutils.eclass in gentoo-x86?
There are more repositories than just gentoo-x86, and overlay is *not* the only configuration in use. In the old days of the PM only handling a single overlay stack, what you're suggesting would be less heinous- heinous in detail, but pragmatic in reality. These days it's a regressive approach- requiring everyone to slave gentoo-x86 isn't sane, nor is avoiding eapi (resulting in people having to duplicate code into each repository stack). ~harring

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Re: [gentoo-dev] new `usex` helper Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>