[34977] trunk/base

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Sat Apr 12 11:01:40 PDT 2008

On Apr 12, 2008, at 4:57 AM, Rainer Müller wrote:
> 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.

I can see a use for both directions, so I guess having options for  
both directions would be nice. But also a name like "follow- 
dependents" or "also-dependents" would be clearer.


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