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В Вск, 30/11/2008 в 16:10 +0100, Santiago M. Mola пишет:
> per-package eclasses .
> That way, it would be easy to avoid duplication of not only HOMEPAGE but
> also SRC_URI, LICENSE, or any other part of an ebuild.
Having per-package eclasses (PPE) just to set common HOMEPAGE is
definitely overkill. What other reasons for PPE to exist?
If you want to separate common code, then PPE is very dangerous.
Take for example ebuilds which share same src_*() function which you had
to modify a bit with version bump. To be absolutely sure that you have
not broke anything you'll have to check all versions of the package or
there are chances that you broke stable tree and have not noticed that.
Of course the same stands for eclasses. The difference between PPE and
global eclasses is that 1. PPE covers less packages and it'll take
longer to notice that error 2. per-package things are changing more
rapidly and thus more changes to PPE will be required. All this means
that we'll have more breakages. So what are the benefits to overbalance