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On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Ulrich Mueller <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, 7 Mar 2012, Alec Warner wrote:
>>> *** Proposal 1: "Parse the EAPI assignment statement" ***
>> I don't like this idea because the sane way should be easy and
>> straightforward. Mixing a constant declaration with bash assignment
>> just confuses users who think the assignment is full bash when in
>> fact it is not.
>> and so forth all don't meet the regex (and would be flagged
>> invalid.) However a naive author might think they work.
> Such constructs also cannot be used with any of the other proposed
> solutions. And in fact, nobody is using such things in practice.
> _All_ ebuilds in the Portage tree can be successfully parsed with the
> regexp proposed.
I'm not saying they are valid EAPI syntax; but they are all valid
bash. I tend to assume all authors are as...ignorant as myself. Lets
not give them the rope to hang themselves.
> The obvious sanity check, i.e. comparing the EAPI obtained by parsing
> and by sourcing, could be added to repoman, which would prevent such
> non-conforming ebuilds from being committed to the tree.
>>> *** Proposal 2: "EAPI in header comment" ***
>> Overloading is bad.
>> There is no real difference between:
>> #!/usr/bin/ebuild --eapi 5
>> # EAPI=5
>> The problem is that the former is also the way to specify how to
>> execute the ebuild; so unless you plan to make ebuilds executable and
>> having /usr/bin/ebuild provide the ebuild environment, using that
>> syntax is confusing to users.
> I agree with this point.
> Many file formats are identifying themselves with a magic token (as
> it is used by sys-apps/file), but it is not necessarily a shebang.