platform{} statement

Gustaf Neumann neumann at
Sun Jun 5 06:08:34 PDT 2016

Am 05.06.16 um 12:14 schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
> On Saturday June 04 2016 13:41:59 Gustaf Neumann wrote:
>> yes, the {$len == 1} check needs to be generalized (was wrong in the
>> earlier versions as well).
> If you mean in the other procedures:
no, i was referring with "earlier version" to the posted patch.
> In case such a modification to platform does get incorporated in a future MacPorts version, would there be a way to to allow port authors to use the new syntax immediately, before that future version is released? It seems that this kind of simple patches to base can be distributed via PortGroups at first (or one of the other kind of resources under _resources).
technically, there are various ways to achieve such updates on the fly 
(eg. incorporating tcl files from some part of the rsync tree). however, 
i would NOT recommend it to allow it to the regular port maintainer, 
since a port maintainer might not have enough understanding of the 
consequences of such changes to other ports. This would make maintenance 
even more difficult.


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