[Exherbo-dev] Python improvements

Bernd Steinhauser exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de
Wed Jul 20 21:28:26 BST 2011

On 20/07/11 21:59, Paul Seidler wrote:
> 2011/7/20 Ciaran McCreesh<ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com>
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:55:16 +0000
>> Paul Seidler<pl.seidler at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> I think it would be really nifty if suboptions can be treated like
>>> options, so that there could be an suboption python with a description
>>> and when the option is enabled the different python versions appear
>>> and can be enabled/disabled.
>> Could you explain what you mean by that please?
> I'll try it but I've modified the idea a little bit:
> I mean to bind an option to a suboption (in this case PYTHON to
> python) so if -python is selected you don't get the "PYTHON:*" output
> for resolving foo/bar.
> e.g. git:
> +python: " -xinetd PYTHON: -2.6 2.7 -3.1 build_options: "
> -python: " -xinetd build_options: "
> I think that would be useful because PYTHON is ignored if python is
> disabled and that would left " -python PYTHON: -2.6 2.7 -3.1" over
> that is irritating but more user friendly (as python is default
> disabled and PYTHON: 2.6 enabled). Of course there are other solutions
> like disable PYTHON: * or enable python, but in my opinion none is
> perfect except of this one, other ideas are welcome.
Shouldn't the python support just be disabled if you set PYTHON: -*?
In other words: What's the point of the python option?

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