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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD : .ebuild is only bash
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:57:10
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFD : .ebuild is only bash by Kent Fredric
1 >>>>> On Tue, 13 Mar 2012, Kent Fredric wrote:
3 > Is it really so fixed that ".ebuild" will only ever be bash ?
5 Certainly it would make sense to change the file extension when an
6 EAPI will require something different than bash. For example, some
7 editors (Emacs and XEmacs at least) recognise the .ebuild extension
8 and use corresponding syntax rules.
10 > If thats the case, then G55 ( or something similar ) is practically
11 > guaranteed as soon as we want something non-bash.
13 No, you just use a new extension once and you're done. And I guess
14 such drastic changes won't happen frequently. In the past 12 years
15 there hasn't been a single one. (If they will ever happen, this is a
16 pretty academic discussion.)
18 Ulrich