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From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@g.o>
To: "René 'Necoro' Neumann" <lists@××××××.eu>
Cc: Alec Warner <antarus@×××××××××××.com>, gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:43:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better by "René 'Necoro' Neumann"
Am 23.07.2007 um 07:25 schrieb René 'Necoro' Neumann:
> Alec Warner schrieb: >>> It has been a proposal only ... :) As I thought that automatic >>> parsing >>> of arbitrary textfiles is an ugly thing to do ... But if you like >>> this >>> more *shrug* do it ^^ >>> >>> - - Nec >> >> And the alternative to parsing arbitrary text files is? Why do you >> think it's ugly? >> >> -Alec >> > > It is ugly, because you have to write an (error prone) parser by > yourself instead of using a generic one (for XML, sexps or whatever). > And it is easier to format the file in a wrong way and thus leading to > sth unwanted ... > > But I don't think, this discussion leads somewhere ... (sorry that I > brought that topic at all). In the end it's the decision of the > poor guy > who has to do the work :)
It's not a bad thing to do a proposal, I just don't think breaking compatibility is worth it. Btw, Alec: Are you sure you are subscribed here with your scriptkitty address? Because I did not receive your last two mails quoted by René over this list. Robert -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>