portfile question concerning optional deps

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Thu Mar 3 15:02:16 PST 2011

On Mar 3, 2011, at 5:58 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2011, at 5:54 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> That would be the opposite of the way that these works today, and I can't imagine wanting to go through all thousands of ports and switch this.
> If it makes things better, it's worth it.

... and just to note why I care:

It would be useful at some point to be able to differentiate between ports that need a library or ports that need an executable binary that is provided by another port (think about library ABI changes).

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