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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] why is '@' allowed in use flags
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 07:31:44
Message-Id: 20100607072946.GG6316@hrair
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] why is '@' allowed in use flags by Ciaran McCreesh
On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 08:26:47AM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 22:23:03 -0700 > Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com> wrote: > > Anyone know where '@' in use flags came from? Last I knew, the > > intention of '@' was to be used as a seperator/marker for use groups; > > it currently has zero users in gentoo-x86, thus I'm wondering > > where/why it was originally allowed. > > Linguas.
Fark. Knew I was forgetting to grep somewhere... Follow up discussion point; anyone got a character to use for seperating use_expand groups and their members? I'm well aware '_' is used right now, but it's use is nonoptimal- the only way to break down a use_expanded target in IUSE is to know the use_expand grouppings themselves, which is profile defined... a flaw I've hated since day one. ~harring


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Re: [gentoo-pms] why is '@' allowed in use flags Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>