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On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 07:13:59PM -0800, Joshua Saddler wrote:
> per-package cflags has never been an officially supported portage
> feature. in fact, it's mostly been an env hack that users have been
> actively discouraged from using. they can expect to see bugs closed
> RESO WONTFIX when per-package cflag monkeying has been detected. as
> such, we shouldn't be documenting how to do it.
I disagree. It is actively being suggested on #gentoo, and we already
document features that could (or even will) result in RESO:WONTFIX, like
using ~arch (both for a small set of packages as well as the entire system).
I would rather have a <warn> in place then that sais it will hinder support
during bug reports and might result in RESO:WONTFIX unless the user removes
the specific settings and rebuilds with the system ones.
Not documenting is, in my opinion, a lesser solution than documenting and
saying why it is bad.