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On 03/08/2012 08:29 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:21:53 -0800
> Zac Medico<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Maybe that sort of distinction truly makes a difference to some
>> people, but to me it just seems like hair-splitting .
> So just to get this straight, you think that the following two
> restrictions are effectively equivalent?
> * The variable DEPEND's value must be set according to the following
> * The EAPI variable assignment must not use full bash syntax. Instead,
> it must be assigned according to the following rules:
Yeah, I think they're reasonably/roughly equivalent for how we use them
in the current context.
> And you believe that having exactly one place inside ebuild text where
> there are different whitespace, quoting and indenting rules for
> something that otherwise looks exactly like any other metadata variable
> isn't going to cause problems?
Yes, with the stipulation that we implement a sanity check / feedback
mechanism which guarantees that the probed EAPI is identical with the
result obtained from bash .