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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 16:35:55 +0000
On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:30:57 -0800
Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
> On 03/08/2012 01:42 AM, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> > * Ulrich Mueller schrieb am 08.03.12 um 08:27 Uhr:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Ebuilds are bash scripts. I think introducing exceptions or
> > constraints here is not straightforward.
> 
> Given that ebuilds already have to conform to a vast number of 
> constraints that ordinary bash scripts do not. I think that it's 
> perfectly reasonable for ebuilds to have a constrained syntax for
> EAPI assignments.

...and only EAPI assignments? Not for any other metadata variable?

Doesn't that sort of suggest that EAPI shouldn't be a metadata variable?

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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