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On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:42:11 +0200
Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis <Arfrever@g.o> wrote:
> > How does changing the portage documentation magically add this to
> > the PMS?
> PMS developers are unwilling to fix many bugs in PMS.
This is not a bug in PMS.
PMS accurately reflected the Portage documentation at the time it was
written and at the time it was approved. In addition, there was no real
world use of this feature so there was no grounds to consider making it
part of the specification despite it being undocumented. Thus, the way
PMS was written was correct.
What you are asking for would be like retroactively updating the HTML 4
specification to mandate a particular undocumented quirk of Internet
Explorer 6's behaviour.
The correct way to proceed is to use EAPI 4 to move this to be a
specified feature, and to permit it only for profiles marked as using