Depot dependencies [was Re: Ticket #14796 (pike): please commit]
Jordan K. Hubbard
jkh at apple.com
Thu Apr 3 01:23:59 PDT 2008
On Apr 2, 2008, at 11:54 PM, Emmanuel Hainry wrote:
> I certainly won't be a user of That macports.
That would be your choice.
> What you are talking about is dependencies on version, not on inactive
There is no effective distinction. We are both talking about the same
> The way to go in my mind is more to inform of an API change so that
> dependents are rebuilt by default if needed.
That is a very pretty world you describe, one where API changes just
require a rebuild or two, never breaking anything really important or
in lots of places at the same time. I would like to live in that
world too - it sounds much nicer than this one. :-)
> The thing is we developpers (or people thinking like developpers) are
> also users and we want things to work as expected and in a logical and
> predictible way
One developer's "logical and predictable" is another developer's "gah,
that totally SUCKS!". That is why we design for users and not
developers. Get used to it.
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