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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>
Subject: Re: New global USE flag: introspection
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 05:03:28 +0530
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 4:25 AM, Brian Harring <ferringb@...> wrote:
> Beyond that, the naming kind of sucks from where I'm sitting- it's a
> gobject/gnome specific flag in intention, but introspection has many
> meanings elsewhere that may not map cleanly there.
>

Well, there's nothing else in this namespace (i.e., amongst use-flags)
which uses this word, and I don't see anything else that would want to
use it in-tree. So, I don't see what the problem is with us taking
over it :)

As for confusions w.r.t. name, the use-flag descriptions exist
precisely to clarify that. I personally wouldn't assume a use-flag's
intention before seeing it's corresponding description.

Also note that perl/ruby/python/java/javascript etc bindings will
be/are using gobject-introspection[1], so this particular usage of the
term will become very prevalent in the near future.

1. http://live.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection/Users
-- 
~Nirbheek Chauhan

Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team


References:
New global USE flag: introspection
-- Arun Raghavan
Re: New global USE flag: introspection
-- Olivier CrĂȘte
Re: New global USE flag: introspection
-- Brian Harring
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