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2011/12/28 Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 12/28/2011 05:12 AM, Francesco Riosa wrote:
>> Disclaimer: this is just one idea that come at lunch, and sharing (in
>> a short pause before my demanding daughter request me) here to not
>> forget in the next busy days.
>> Seem to me that append a time slice to the function, in the name or as
>> a parent function that call the underling function can solve most of
>> the versioning/deprecation problems
>> how could it work:
>> 1) package manager record the time it start an emerge "transaction",
>> and share it via the environment with ebuilds and eclasses. The time
>> could be faked by an argument via command line too.
>> 2) the bash functions which are "versioned" this way chose the right one
>> 3) package manager save the build time in the binpkg and in /var/db
>> for unmergin and other purposes
> You're idea is irrelevant for binary packages and unmerge of installed
> packages, since they make use of environment.bz2 which contains a
> snapshot of the eclass functions / environment from build time.
The environment would contain all the versioned functions but it will
also contain the timestamp of the original merge possibly solving the