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On Thu, 14 May 2009 16:49:09 -0500
William Hubbs <email@example.com> wrote:
> The second solution seems to be the better one because it does not go
> against standards. For example, we see extentions like .c, .py and
> .pl, instead of .c-43, .py-25 and .pl-58. There are ways within the
> languages to tell which version of the compiler is compiling them as
> needed. So, If we say that, EAPI 4, for example, requires bash-4.0,
> Isn't there a way the PM could find out which version of bash is being
> run, compare that to the EAPI, then take appropriate action?
It can't, because it doesn't know the EAPI until it's sourced the thing
using bash. Using things like += in global scope will break older bash
versions to the point that they can't reliably extract EAPI.
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