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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: new `usex` helper
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:00:19 -0500
On 17:29 Wed 14 Sep     , Brian Harring wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 02:16:41PM -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > On 19:14 Tue 13 Sep     , Brian Harring wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 09:02:28PM -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > > > On 17:56 Tue 13 Sep     , Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > > > > useful enough for EAPI ?  or should i just stick it into eutils.eclass 
> > > > > ?  OR BOTH !?
> > > > 
> > > > I prefer to avoid EAPI whenever possible, as it just makes things slower 
> > > > and more complex.
> > > 
> > > Exactly the wrong approach; it winds up with master 
> > > repositories/overlays cloning the functionality all over the damn 
> > > place.
> > 
> > Why are people cloning anything if it's in eutils.eclass in gentoo-x86?
> 
> There are more repositories than just gentoo-x86, and overlay is *not* 
> the only configuration in use.

Who else besides you is using any other configuration? Should we really 
give a crap about the 0.001% population with some weird setup when we're 
trying to improve things for the 99.999% one?

> In the old days of the PM only handling a single overlay stack, what 
> you're suggesting would be less heinous- heinous in detail, but 
> pragmatic in reality.  These days it's a regressive approach- 
> requiring everyone to slave gentoo-x86 isn't sane, nor is avoiding 
> eapi (resulting in people having to duplicate code into each 
> repository stack).

I don't know many people who aren't using gentoo-x86 or a repo that 
pulls in changes directly from it.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Council Member / Sr. Developer
Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.com
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