[gentoo-pms] Re: [Bug 402167] [Future EAPI] Move HOMEPAGE to metadata.xml
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:46:12
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 09:50:29PM +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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> --- Comment #60 from Steve L <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk> ---
> (In reply to comment #54)
> > > I can't really see that it's such a hardship for ebuild authors to use:
> > > EAPI=token
> > >
> > > (no quotes, and no whitespace in the token, which is terminated by
> > > whitespace.)
> > And how many ebuilds follow that?
> > Even if you change the entire tree, people will still get it wrong, since
> > it's an arbitrary restriction that doesn't apply to anything else and has no
> > obvious reason for being there.
> Fine, so we allow quoting. It still makes sense to specify the allowed format
> of the EAPI name in PMS, just as is done for so many other tokens like keywords
> or USE flags. After all, the EAPI name defines everything else that can happen,
> so its omission seems surprising.
Just curious... ignoring the EAPI discussion here, does anyone
actually think moving HOMEPAGE to metadata.xml is a good idea?
Personally I'd like to close that ticket, 'cept it's currently been
hijacked by EAPI discussions.