On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Ciaran McCreesh
> On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:55:53 -0700
> Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> A dependency atom will have optional SLOT and ABI_SLOT parts. Using
>> the dbus-glib depedency on glib:2 as an example , the dbus-glib
>> dependency will be expressed with an atom such as dev-libs/glib:2:=
>> and the package manager will translate that atom to
>> dev-libs/glib:2:=2.32 at build time. So, ':' is always used to
>> distinguish SLOT deps, and ':=' is always used to distinguish
>> ABI_SLOT deps. Is that syntax good?
> Here's a nicer syntax: no ABI_SLOT variable, and SLOT="2/2.32". Then you
> can do explicit :2/2.32 dependencies if you like, or :2 (which would
> match SLOT="2" or SLOT="2/anything"), or :2= (which gets rewritten
> to :2/2.32=) or :2*. If an ebuild does SLOT="2", it's treated as 2/2.
I was going to propose a very similar syntax, i.e. using a slash to
separate the regular SLOT part from the new ABI part, so +1 for