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On Wed, 7 Sep 2011 23:53:50 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:47:17 -0400
> "Aaron W. Swenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I second the allowing dots in USE flag names. Definitely would be
> > helpful for declaring version related USE flags.
> You know you won't be able to mention such flags in the base profile,
> right? At least not for a year or more, until the base profile's eapi
> can be set to something other than 0.
Could you point me to at least a single program not supporting dots
in useflags? My quick check shows that all PMs handle them well, quse
and euse as well.
The only backwards-compat issue I see is repoman complaining. But this
can be changed easily.