platform{} statement

Gustaf Neumann neumann at
Sun Jun 5 08:00:17 PDT 2016

Am 05.06.16 um 16:46 schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
> On Sunday June 05 2016 15:08:34 Gustaf Neumann wrote:
>> (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.
> What effect could the addition of an "else" condition to the platform statement have on other ports, whether it's provided through a PortGroup (or similar) or through base?
i was talking about a general mechanism, through which a port maintainer 
can change the behavior of commands on which others depend. I do not see 
much danger with extending the platform command as discussed.


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