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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: dberkholz@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] new `usex` helper
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:29:58
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] new `usex` helper by "Michał Górny"
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:04 AM, Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:30:14 -0500 > Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote: > >> > Realistically I assume you're taking the stance "EAPI gets in the >> > way, lets do away with it"- if so, well, out with it, and I'll >> > dredge up the old logs/complaints that lead to EAPI. >> >> I see EAPI as a nice thing for standardizing features that are >> implemented in the PM so they work identically across portage, >> pkgcore, and paludis. But I don't think that implementing things in >> the PM when they could go in an eclass is automatically the best >> choice. It dramatically slows down the speed of iteration, >> prototyping, and bug fixing. > > What is more important is that it takes the code further from devs. > I like to see the code I use, and be able to do anything about it if > necessary. Not to see a spec and three different implementation, of > which two use random hacks which I can't do anything about unless I > start to implement PM-specific anti-hacks in my code.
Just as an aside, every package mangler in Gentoo is open source. I don't see why you can't 'see' the code it is using. Now you might say 'ahhh C++ makes my eyes bleed' (as an aside, go read versionator eclass ;p) or 'eww portage is ugly' but every time I hear it I am less convinced that it is a good excuse.
> > -- > Best regards, > Michał Górny >