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From: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New global USE flag: introspection
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:17:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New global USE flag: introspection by Arun Raghavan
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On 22/06/10 18:11, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> It is not a GNOME-only flag.
A general introspection flag may not be, but this isn't a general introspection flag, this is specific to gobject and the suggestions try to clarify that. People who want gobject-introspection (which concerns gobject, and is therefore appropriate for a "g" prefix) will not want to have to manually differentiate between arbitrary-library-introspection and gobject-introspection by fiddling around with a package.use file to individually turn it on and off. It should be an easy, global USE flag to enable once in make.conf and forget about.
> Which should not be an issue since any library that has some sort of > introspection can use this flag (and the use.desc can be changed > appropriately at that time if it does not use gobject-introspection).
Why have to change it in the future (and probably split it into two flags then), when the choice hasn't been made yet? Or, to put your own question to you, why are you vehemently for "introspection" when others have shown concern with the choice? As far as I can see, the only difference is requiring a slightly longer use_enable line. In the end, it's not a big issue and whichever is chosen it'll work out. I'm just trying to figure out why the compromise solutions aren't good enough to satisfy everyone? Mike 5:) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.15 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkwhGkAACgkQu7rWomwgFXp0dQCePjaHQn6JeBO6OrzwsIHBp8f1 +2gAoJDD4MS1spuo1DiqD96uOfX8ZBj9 =TJvC -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New global USE flag: introspection Arun Raghavan <ford_prefect@g.o>