Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pms

From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:23:24
Message-Id: 4F84889C.4020803@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI specification in ebuilds by Ulrich Mueller
On 04/10/2012 09:58 AM, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, 10 Apr 2012, Brian Harring wrote: > >> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 08:43:55AM -0700, Zac Medico wrote: >>> We could make the ([A-Za-z0-9+_.-]*) group "optional", but treat it >>> as an error if the group is missing. That way, the package manager >>> can detect invalid assignments earlier, and can skip sourcing the >>> ebuild in this case. > > Currently there isn't any ebuild in the tree that assigns an empty > EAPI, so I think we can neglect any performance issues.
My intention was to detect EAPI assignments containing invalid characters such as spaces or unicode characters. Either way, I agree it's not really a performance issue. If it makes the specification too complex for your liking, then I agree it's not worth doing. -- Thanks, Zac