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From: Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: New global USE flag: introspection
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:03:09 +0300
On Monday 21 June 2010 09:53:02 Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On 21 June 2010 11:43, Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o> wrote:
> [...]
> 
> >> introspection: Add gobject-introspection support, allowing for the
> >> dynamic generation of bindings for various languages
> > 
> > why not naming the useflag gobject-introspection then ?
> 
> Mostly because it seems exceedingly verbose to me (yes, I know we have
> longer USE flags, and I find them too long as well).

well, it removes any possible ambiguity; it's meaning may be obvious for you 
but for me, when I see an "introspection" useflag, I wonder why that package 
would like to do its self psychanalysis...

also, remember that having useflag descriptions is only an addition to accurate 
useflag names, not a justification for having vague names

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