[Exherbo-dev] Dep annotations

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 19 10:17:04 GMT 2008


On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:52:13 +0000
David Leverton <levertond at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 March 2008 07:57:17 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > Essentially, you'd be able to annotate any package dep spec (and
> > possibly src_uri thing?) with a short message that could be
> > displayed to the user.
> 
> And MYOPTIONS flags?  Seems it might be a bit bulky for that, but a
> single mechanism that works for all metadata (where descriptions are
> useful) could be nice.

Mm. The difference between MYOPTIONS and dependencies is that the
former can easily be indexed externally. My assumption with annotations
is that there's no sensible way of referring to a section of a dep spec
from outside of the spec itself.

Still, uniform syntax would be nice...

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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