[34977] trunk/base

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Sat Apr 12 04:57:58 PDT 2008

Rainer Müller wrote:
> eridius at macports.org wrote:
>> Revision
>>     34977 <http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/macports/changeset/34977>
>> Author
>>     eridius at macports.org
>> Date
>>     2008-03-13 07:13:51 -0700 (Thu, 13 Mar 2008)
>>       Log Message
>> Add new --recursive option to port uninstall to uninstall dependents (#14637)
> I'm not quite happy with the name --recursive, because it does not imply 
> in which direction we recurse. I would rather propose something like 
> --with-dependents or --follow-dependents. Although this is longer, but 
> much more clear.
> We were also talking about 'recursive dependencies' before, especially 
> for 'port deps'. But in that case it was meant following dependencies, 
> not dependents. So --recursive might really lead to confusion here.
> In order to provide a consistent interface, we should define two options 
> for this. One for following dependencies and one for following 
> dependents. (And even one for doing both?)
> Currently, we also have the global -R und -n flags which are only used 
> by upgrade and -u which is used by uninstall and upgrade. In my opinion 
> these should not be global because they are only used by one or two 
> targets. Therefore these should use the same naming convention.

Could we please find a better solution here before we branch off another 
release? Any reply appreciated.


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