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From: "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:23:13
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse by Jeremy Olexa
On 07/01/2010 02:25 AM, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:09:00 +0200, "Diego E. 'Flameeyes'" Pettenò > <flameeyes@g.o> wrote: > >> Please check the linked documentation or my blog post[1] on the matter >> if you want to understand the reasoning. I'll be dropping the flag and >> its context from now on if I stumble across it, without further >> warnings. > > Hey Diego, (not sure if you are on -dev list or not, therefore adding > you to cc) > > What is the consensus on if the metadata.xml specifies that it will add > CFLAGS? Surely it is not as black/white as the global suggests..? > > local:debug:app-portage/eix: Build with CXXFLAGS/LDFLAGS for debugging > support; not recommended for normal use. >
I think metadata.xml descriptions should only be used to be more detailed than the global meaning. One criteria for being a global use flag is that the flag means the same across packages. Regards, Petteri


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