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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 20:13:01 +0200
>>>>> On Fri, 6 Apr 2012, Robin H Johnson wrote:

>> +^[ \t]*EAPI=(['"]?)([A-Za-z0-9+_.-]*)\1[ \t]*(#.*)?$
> EAPI=
> is valid in this. Was that intended?

An empty EAPI is equivalent to EAPI 0 (says PMS), therefore "EAPI=" is
valid in ebuilds.

But this is sort of academic, because no ebuild in the tree contains
an empty EAPI assignment.

> Will there be any issue overriding EAPI as an env var to call a
> function/command?
> EAPI=... foo

This won't match the regexp, and I believe that such usage is illegal
anyhow.

Ulrich


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EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Robin H. Johnson
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