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>>>>> 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.
> Or disallow EAPI= .
Probably it's simpler to keep the regexp as it is, but error out if
the second group is empty.
> There isn't any reason to reset it to an unknown EAPI manually like
> that; if code does that, the code is wrong imo, thus skip trying to
> parse that.
I see no valid usage case why an ebuild should assign the empty string
to the EAPI variable. So we could add a sentence like
"It is an error for an ebuild to assign an empty EAPI."
to the first paragraph of this subsection: