Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pms

From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-pms] Re: [Bug 402167] [Future EAPI] Move HOMEPAGE to metadata.xml
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:46:12
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 09:50:29PM +0000, bugzilla-daemon@g.o wrote:
> DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Also, do not reply via email to the person > whose email is mentioned below. To comment on this bug, please visit: > > > --- 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. ~brian