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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: Peter Volkov <pva@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Preliminary Meeting-Topics for 12 February 2009
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:51:35
Message-Id: 20090219125124.33eaa66c@snowcone
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] Preliminary Meeting-Topics for 12 February 2009 by Peter Volkov
1 On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:06:01 +0300
2 Peter Volkov <pva@g.o> wrote:
3 > В Чтв, 12/02/2009 в 18:03 +0000, Ciaran McCreesh пишет:
4 > > GLEP 55 *is* the good, workable solution. There still haven't been
5 > > legitimate any technical objections to it.
6 >
7 > This issue was discussed already... [1]
9 ...and there weren't any legitimate technical objections.
11 > If you and think that EAPI is meta-information then it should not be
12 > inside file name and then it's possible to parse ebuild and get EAPI
13 > from some defined-format line. Performance penalties can be mitigated
14 > by some new caching (you know better than me that it's good idea to
15 > re-implement caching in any case).
17 The only thing that can parse ebuilds is bash, and it can only do that
18 once it already knows the EAPI. Another cache won't solve anything
19 since there's no way to generate that cache to begin with -- and a
20 second level of cache would slow things down, not speed them up.
22 > We are already discussing this feature more than year. Many people
23 > voiced concerns about .eapi extension so why don't you try fix same
24 > issue differently? Yes it's harder and probably longer but I don't
25 > believe it's impossible.
27 Because all the alternatives are worse, and none of the objections to
28 the extension have been technical in nature. They've all been "we don't
29 want you to apply anti-mould paint to the rotting bikeshed because it's
30 only available in brown".
32 --
33 Ciaran McCreesh


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