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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 08:57:52 -0800
On 03/09/2012 08:49 AM, Michael Orlitzky wrote:
> The point was to be able to get the EAPI without crashing if the ebuild
> uses newer features. If you can get the EAPI without sourcing, that
> obviously accomplishes the goal. But there are other goals, too, like
> not limiting the syntax of the EAPI assignment. I was just trying to
> think up something that addresses them all.

Yeah, but you compromised on what can be considered our primary goal,
which is to obtain the EAPI without sourcing the ebuild.

> In any case, yeah, it would crash and burn if someone synced his tree
> with an ancient version of portage. But so would the comment solution.

Don't forget the possibility of bash syntax extensions triggering a
syntax error [1]. The comment and bash assignment solutions are immune
to that because bash is exceedingly unlikely to break backward
compatibility in the comment and bash assignment syntax.

[1]
http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_2c1fbbb32f5bc47756303ca18055bee4.xml
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


References:
RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Zac Medico
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Zac Medico
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Alexis Ballier
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Zac Medico
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
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