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From: Kent Fredric <kentnl@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] use.desc: Improve description of USE=test
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:46:08
Message-Id: 20180825024543.3d47a160@katipo2.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] use.desc: Improve description of USE=test by Mike Gilbert
1 On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:27:01 -0400
2 Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
4 > If you want to define behavior that can be relied upon in ebuilds, it
5 > should be specified in PMS. PMS does not define any meaning for the
6 > "test" USE flag.
8 We should eschew idealism about how the world *should* behave, and avoid
9 making portage a steaming garbage heap in order to comply with a
10 terrible PMS specification of a heavily used feature.
12 And we should aim to make this design less crappy in some future EAPI.
14 And honestly, I've hated the fact we implement test dependencies via:
16 DEPENDS="test? ( ... )" for so long, its an obvious hack, a terrible
17 one at that.
19 I just haven't seen any good proposals for an alternative, let alone
20 one that got penned up for a future EAPI.
22 But lets not make portage *worse* while we wait for this imaginary
23 future.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] use.desc: Improve description of USE=test Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>