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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@...>
Subject: Re: [Bug 402167] [Future EAPI] Move HOMEPAGE to metadata.xml
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:46:21 -0700
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 09:50:29PM +0000, bugzilla-daemon@g.o wrote:
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> --- Comment #60 from Steve L <slong@...> ---
> (In reply to comment #54)
> > > I can't really see that it's such a hardship for ebuild authors to use:
> > > EAPI=token
> > > 
> > > (no quotes, and no whitespace in the token, which is terminated by
> > > whitespace.)
> > 
> > And how many ebuilds follow that?
> > 
> > Even if you change the entire tree, people will still get it wrong, since
> > it's an arbitrary restriction that doesn't apply to anything else and has no
> > obvious reason for being there.
> 
> Fine, so we allow quoting. It still makes sense to specify the allowed format
> of the EAPI name in PMS, just as is done for so many other tokens like keywords
> or USE flags. After all, the EAPI name defines everything else that can happen,
> so its omission seems surprising.

Just curious... ignoring the EAPI discussion here, does anyone 
actually think moving HOMEPAGE to metadata.xml is a good idea?

Personally I'd like to close that ticket, 'cept it's currently been 
hijacked by EAPI discussions.
~brian


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