Hacking in Universal -- Don't!

Landon Fuller landonf at macports.org
Sat Mar 31 18:31:30 PDT 2007

On Mar 31, 2007, at 2:38 PM, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:

> Which private API are you referring to?
> I know that the port was *broken* until I changed it to use the  
> right command API, but that had nothing to do with building  
> universal, that was a very hacky way of building the static archive.


Specifically, the use of "command" -- which is undocumented and  
subject to change (it changed, as you noted when you fixed the port).

The static library support someone added some time ago was also  
pretty nasty, no doubt about that.

I implemented a two-line patch to clean up the static library  
building, and pipping implemented a similar patch for Universal. The  
port practically gleams, now:

Of course, it'd be nice to be able to use variant universal { }  
instead of variant_isset, but you can't have everything.

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