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On 03/12/2010 11:27 PM, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 03/12/2010 11:39 AM, Petteri Räty wrote:
>> In eclasses there's often use for outputting QA warnings for ebuild
>> authors (at least in java and python could immediately make use of
>> this). Currently Portage has eqawarn available but it's considered
>> internal. Hopefully eqawarn finds it's way to the next EAPI but in the
>> mean while do we want:
>> 1) Do a wrapper like attached to eutils.eclass
>> 2) Use whatever e* function that seems most appropriate (for example
>> einfo when it's common so user LOGging setups don't get too much noise)
>> 3) Have a speedy next EAPI if we can find more stuff like this to bundle
> Here's another option:
> 4) Retroactively add eqawarn to all EAPIs and use introspection to
> call eqawarn only if available (and drop the introspection after
> about 1 year):
> declare -F eqawarn >/dev/null && \
> eqawarn "this is ignored by older package managers"
I would rather focus on fixing the problem of new EAPI implementations
taking so long rather than retroactive hacks.