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On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:14:39 -0400
Ian Stakenvicius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't know if I follow this one or not. When inheriting an eclass,
> all entities within the eclass get merged into the ebuild. As long as
> there aren't any special conditional tricks being used to assign to
> global variables like IUSE, it would still be invariant wouldn't it?
The point is that the merging might be done inside the package manager
(not in bash code) on the IUSE metadata variable, and the changes don't
have to be reflected in the IUSE environment variable inside the ebuild.
> I think 'any point in the build sequence' is still
> post-eclass-inheritance isn't it?
Nope. It's also at any point during the sourcing of any of the files.
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