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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:59:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds by Alexis Ballier
On 03/09/2012 07:51 AM, Alexis Ballier wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:41:09 -0800 > Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote: > >> On 03/09/2012 07:21 AM, Michael Orlitzky wrote: >>> The advantage that the eapi function has over a comment is that >>> it's not magic -- it's just normal bash syntax. So we've addressed >>> that issue at a small performance cost (we're really only sourcing >>> the ebuild up to 'exit'). >> >> Also consider the case where a user syncs after not having updated >> for a couple of months, and the tree contains some ebuilds with EAPIs >> that are not supported by the currently installed package manager. >> >> In this case, when resolving dependencies and filtering ebuilds based >> on whether or not their EAPI is supported, spawning bash once per >> ebuild is much more costly than the alternatives. > > isnt the whole point of the proposal to get eapi without sourcing ? > > so that we can use new bash features at local or global scope without > risking that people with an old bash get syntax errors trying to get > the eapi
Right. Michael has lost sight of the goal and is moving off on a tangent. -- Thanks, Zac


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds Michael Orlitzky <michael@××××××××.com>