Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Vaeth <vaeth@××××××××××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: News item: World file handling changes in Portage-2.2
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:13:45
1 Duncan wrote:
2 > I believe that's the way it is now, yes. Thus what we're proposing would
3 > simply keep the legacy meaning for world (and system) as they are, while
4 > @world (and @system) would refer to the specific sets.
5 >
6 > Now that it has been suggested, I do believe that's the simplest way to
7 > handle it, since it would involve no change at all for the existing
8 > words.
10 One could avoid the confusion about world != @world completely,
11 if one would simply rename @world into e.g. @worldfile
13 Then one could define without any ambiguity
14 world = @world = @worldfile + @system
15 (and of course, one should then let @system not be a @worldfile candidate,
16 at least by default).
18 I am aware that currently @world is already implemented, but only in
19 testing portage and probably not too many user scripts have been converted
20 to this already (resp. _if_ they have been converted, they have most
21 probably been converted from "world" to "@world @system" which would
22 not harm either).