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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:05:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds by "Michał Górny"
>>>>> On Thu, 8 Mar 2012, Micha³ Górny wrote:
>> *** Proposal 1: "Parse the EAPI assignment statement" *** >> >> [...] >> >> Written in a more formal way, appropriate for a specification: >> - Ebuilds must contain at most one EAPI assignment statement. >> - It must occur within the first N lines of the ebuild (N=10 and N=30 >> have been suggested). >> - The statement must match the following regular expression (extended >> regexp syntax): >> ^[ \t]*EAPI=(['"]?)([A-Za-z0-9._+-]*)\1[ \t]*(#.*)?$
> I'd make the regexp less strict -- at least allow whitespace around '='. > If the intent is to not rely on a specific bash version for a global > scope, why should we limit it to the (current) bash syntax?
This could certainly be done ...
> And it may be also a good idea to not rely on a specific line format, > so e.g. 'dnl EAPI=4' will work as well.
... but loosening it too much looks a little dangerous, because it would probably match comments and could produce unintended matches. If we allow for a general syntax, we should restrict it to the first line of the ebuild. But that is proposal 2 then.
>> 1b) It is only applied for EAPI 5 and later (which means that the >> result of the EAPI parsing would be discarded for earlier EAPIs).
> Err... so what happens if 'new parsing' detects EAPI 4 and 'old > parsing' detects EAPI 5?
This cannot happen for a legal ebuild: - If the ebuild is EAPI 4, then sourcing it ("old parsing") must detect EAPI 4. - If the ebuild is EAPI 5, then "new parsing" must detect EAPI 5.
> Or more exactly, how does it know when an older EAPI is used if it > is supposed to not use the value it uses to detect EAPI?
If new parsing detects EAPI 5 or later, then use this value (and do a sanity check after the ebuild has been sourced). Otherwise, discard the value determined by new parsing and detect the EAPI in the traditional way by sourcing the ebuild. Ulrich


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>