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On 10/06/12 06:49 PM, Brian Harring wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 01:25:55PM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
>> On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:55:53 -0700 Zac Medico
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> A dependency atom will have optional SLOT and ABI_SLOT parts.
>>> Using the dbus-glib depedency on glib:2 as an example , the
>>> dbus-glib dependency will be expressed with an atom such as
>>> dev-libs/glib:2:= and the package manager will translate that
>>> atom to dev-libs/glib:2:=2.32 at build time. So, ':' is always
>>> used to distinguish SLOT deps, and ':=' is always used to
>>> distinguish ABI_SLOT deps. Is that syntax good?
>> Here's a nicer syntax: no ABI_SLOT variable, and SLOT="2/2.32".
> Hate the slash; just looks ugly to me (so starts the bikeshed).
> Sans that naggle, notions fine however; not sure I'm a fan of
> people being able to specify the exact ABI they need from an ebuild
> while it's in source form, but may be of use for emul-* packages.
It's power will come from detection of the different SLOT= assignment
between ebuilds of a particular library package. I don't forsee that
there is going to be very much usage of the '/[ABI]' part in *DEPEND.
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