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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: Are tags just sets?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:41:24 +0200
On Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:02:57 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:

> First, standardise sets. We probably want to go with a format along
> the lines of:
> 
>     eapi = 4
>     description = Monkeys

A 'type' field would be useful as well, to support various kinds of
package sets (much like portage handles currently).

>     dev-monkey/howler
>     dev-monkey/spider
>     >=dev-monkey/spanky-2.0
>     dev-monkey/squirrel

We'd either want to add || ( ) here, or somehow explicitly specify that
this is a one-of set.

> Second, make a bunch of sets named kde-tag, editors-tag, xml-tag,
> monkeys-tag etc.

I'd go with prefix, not suffix. Should be easier group them together
then.

> Disadvantages: doesn't use some horribly convoluted system of XML,
> wikis and web 2.0.

And introduces another dedicated file format the PM has to implement
from scratch.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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