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On 23:20 Mon 17 Dec , Piotr Jaroszyński wrote:
> This GLEP proposes usage of EAPI-suffixed file extensions for ebuilds (for
> example, foo-1.2.3.ebuild-1).
> Including EAPI in the ebuild file extension has the following advantages:
> * Possibility to extend the versioning rules in an EAPI, and to use them
> immediately in the Gentoo tree. For example, addition of the scm suffix -
> GLEP54 [#GLEP54]_.
> * Possibility to extend the behaviour of inherit and add new global scope
> functions (as a result of not sourcing ebuilds with unsupported EAPI).
Here's some other ideas for how to express EAPI. What if we:
Used EAPI-named subdirectories instead of tagging it into the filename?
Used (and required) filesystem extended attributes?
Stuck ranges into metadata.xml for which EAPIs applied?
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