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From: "René 'Necoro' Neumann" <lists@××××××.eu>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 22:58:37
Message-Id: 46A3E0E6.2090706@necoro.eu
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Alec Warner schrieb:
> On 7/22/07, Robert Buchholz <rbu@g.o> wrote: >> On Sunday, 22. July 2007 14:18, Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote: >> > � wrote: >> > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >> > > Hash: SHA1 >> > > >> > > Hmm ... automation: >> > > >> > > Without saying something on whether it would be useful or not, I >> > > think that we should change the format to sth which can be >> > > processed easily by programs (XML for instance). >> > >> > Yes, we could use s-expressions. They are as powerful as XML, but not >> > so insanely verbose. >> > >> > > To ensure human readibility, one could keep >> > > the text file and have the xml one addtionally. >> > >> > I don't think anybody wants to duplicate work like that. Anyway, >> > s-expressions are easy to read for humans as well as computers. >> >> Why does the (text based) format of the file need to change at all? >> Can't the metadata just be optional comments that are interpreted if >> present. This would keep upwards compatibility for older pm versions as >> well as easy local (un-)maskings for users, as already mentioned by >> James Cloos. >> >> -R. > > I never requested to change the format, I merely wanted to add data > and make additions go at the bottom. Other crazy people brought up > the other formats. > > -Alec
It has been a proposal only ... :) As I thought that automatic parsing of arbitrary textfiles is an ugly thing to do ... But if you like this more *shrug* do it ^^ - - Nec -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGo+Dm4UOg/zhYFuARAvNBAJ9mEP0+mGpfDuCo8BjYxer9TWPAHQCbBNDe fYXntQRaiNMFxnQv+FIFjyg= =61SD -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list