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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Underscores in USE flags
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:46:19
1 Recently, a large number of bugs were filed against packages that have
2 USE flag names which contain underscores. Apparently PMS prohibits
3 this except when the USE flag is part of a USE_EXPAND variable.
7 I'm not certain when this text was added to PMS, or how many of the
8 affected USE flags pre-date this policy.
10 Portage seems to have no issue dealing with underscores, so this
11 doesn't seem to be solving any technical problem.
13 I am pretty sure that renaming a bunch of USE flags will cause some
14 amount of end-user confusion, for very little benefit. Is enforcing
15 this part of PMS really worth it?


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Underscores in USE flags "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Underscores in USE flags Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>