[100496] trunk/dports/math/slepc/Portfile

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Dec 18 11:05:16 PST 2012

On Dec 18, 2012, at 13:03, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2012-12-19 05:51 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> It's confusing enough that we already have two equivalent ways to exit out of a portfile: "return -code error" which I think is what we prefer, and simply "error" which some portfile authors are using instead. We don't need yet a third way to do the same thing.
> We don't define either of those, they're vanilla Tcl. The difference is
> that "error" raises an error in the current context, while "return -code
> error" raises it in the calling context (as though the caller had called
> "error" in place of the procedure that is returning).
> See "man n error", "man n return".

And yet portfiles use them interchangeably. Which should we be using? Or does it matter?

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