php extension naming scheme

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Mar 24 15:04:19 PDT 2007

On Mar 24, 2007, at 09:31, Yves de Champlain wrote:

> I just made a port for the yaz php extension.  Now since there are  
> many such extensions that are all potential ports, does anybody any  
> naming scheme proposition ?
> How about
> www/php_yaz

Hmm. Do we have any ports for php extensions yet? I don't think we  
do. I was just recently thinking we should have a way to build  
eaccelerator for php in MacPorts but hadn't yet thought how. And  
someone just asked me to add support for memcache to php5.

How would php_yaz know whether to build for php4 or php5? Would there  
be variants? Or would there be two ports, php4_yaz and php5_yaz? I  
think the latter is how the Python extensions are being done but I  
don't exactly know why that's better than using variants.

See also the recent discussion about being able to "select" which  
version of php (python, gcc, etc.) you want to use.

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