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From: Kent Fredric <kentfredric@...>
Subject: Re: Are tags just sets?
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:17:44 +1200
On 26 June 2011 19:02, Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> Here's a completely different way of doing tags:
> First, standardise sets. We probably want to go with a format along the
> lines of:
>    eapi = 4
>    description = Monkeys
>    dev-monkey/howler
>    dev-monkey/spider
>    >=dev-monkey/spanky-2.0
>    dev-monkey/squirrel
> where eapi has to be on the first line.

I initially didn't like the idea somewhat, but then I figured the
amount of impact and retooling required to make this work is virtually
zero, its not complicated, and its text based.

So why don't we just implement it, even if it sucks balls, the amount
of downsides it has are zero really, it doesn't affect how portage
currently works at all, so if we prove it to suck or decide it needs
replacing, we can throw it out and put something else in with very
little pain.

So +1.

( Yes, I understand the concerns of Yet Another format, I myself would
suggest JSON for a plethora of reasons were it up to me, and all
though it is /mostly/ just a list of package specs, those "first
lines" with the = in them make this more "format" than just a text
file, but I think we should see whether or not the concept works FIRST
before debating whether or not we've bikeshedded the right format to
put it in ).


perl -e  "print substr( \"edrgmaM  SPA NOcomil.ic\\@tfrken\", \$_ * 3,
3 ) for ( 9,8,0,7,1,6,5,4,3,2 );"

Are tags just sets?
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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