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From: Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o>
Subject: Re: comprehensive eclass checking in repoman
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 21:47:23 -0600
On Thu, 24 May 2012 15:47:09 -0400
Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> wrote:

> i implemented eclass checking for some of the most common ones in the tree, 
> but Zac didn't particularly care for the maintaining of lists of functions 
> used by eclasses directly in repoman (due to the concern of them getting out 
> of sync).
> 
> so the proposal is to utilize the existing eclass documentation markers to 
> extract the complete list of functions provided by an eclass.  the upside is 
> the metadata stays current, and we can scale better to all eclasses w/out 
> requiring manual intervention.  the downside is that if people don't properly 
> document their eclasses, repoman might throw false positives (warnings, not 
> errors) about unused eclasses being inherited, and will miss throwing errors 
> when functions are used but the respective eclasses aren't inherited.
> 
> however, i think that's a good hammer to throw at eclass maintainers to keep 
> their documentation up-to-date and accurate.  any other opinions/feedback ?

Is there any sane way to handle sub-eclasses?  eg. foo-base inherits
foo-functions.

I have some crazy ideas on how to do eclass versioning I may one day threaten
the world with if they ever let me out of my padded cell.


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