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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:54:24
Message-Id: 20060209235008.6cabc366@snowdrop.home
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables by Grobian
1 On Thu, 9 Feb 2006 22:48:32 +0100 Grobian <grobian@g.o> wrote:
2 | Please find attached GLEP 47: "Creating 'safe' environment variables".
4 > Author: Diego Pettenò, Fabian Groffen
5 > <{flameeyes,grobian}>
7 Could you use the standard format please?
9 > Status: Active
11 Should be Draft.
13 > Instead of proposing a 4-tuple [3]_ keyword, a 2-tuple
14 > keyword is chosen for archs that require them.
16 Provision should be made for future ports that require more than two
17 keywords. There's no particular reason to artificially limit this to
18 two at this stage.
20 Examples of how this lot is to be used in DEPEND= etc would be good for
21 clarity.
23 You should clarify the env map behaviour when multiple matches all
24 occur (first match, last match or merge?).
26 You should probably clarify whether the map is part of Portage itself
27 or in the tree. If it has to be part of Portage, explain why.
29 There're various English issues too where things don't scan clearly to
30 a native reader, but it's probably not worth fixing them at this stage.
31 Let me know when you reach the point where using precise language is
32 important and I'll make a list.
34 --
35 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Wearer of the shiny hat)
36 Mail : ciaranm at
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Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables Grobian <grobian@g.o>