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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:37:58
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds by Zac Medico
On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:30:57 -0800
Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
> On 03/08/2012 01:42 AM, Marc Schiffbauer wrote: > > * Ulrich Mueller schrieb am 08.03.12 um 08:27 Uhr: > >> Such constructs also cannot be used with any of the other proposed > >> solutions. And in fact, nobody is using such things in practice. > >> _All_ ebuilds in the Portage tree can be successfully parsed with > >> the regexp proposed. > > > > Ebuilds are bash scripts. I think introducing exceptions or > > constraints here is not straightforward. > > Given that ebuilds already have to conform to a vast number of > constraints that ordinary bash scripts do not. I think that it's > perfectly reasonable for ebuilds to have a constrained syntax for > EAPI assignments.
...and only EAPI assignments? Not for any other metadata variable? Doesn't that sort of suggest that EAPI shouldn't be a metadata variable? -- Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>